Twitter was on fire Thursday night with comments about Current TV host and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who rocked the 2012 Democratic National Convention with a speech on President Obama’s support for the auto industry (see the full transcriptof Granholm’s DNC speech). Viewers even had fun with a short-lived #granholming hashtag.
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The buzz was notable on our DNC Social Dashboard, and here’s a look at some of our favorite tweets about Jennifer’s speech:
Our own Brett Erlich has been in enough “War Room” morning meetings to have seen it coming. Here’s what he said even before Granholm took the stage:
—DNC Brett (@DNCBrett) September 7, 2012
But it was after Granholm got the entire arena — and, undoubtedly, many Americans in their living rooms — on their feet that the reactions started pouring in:
—Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) September 7, 2012
—Baratunde (@baratunde) September 7, 2012
—Priya (@someFantastical) September 7, 2012
If anyone ever tells you a woman can’t give an energizing, hard-hitting speech, tell them to watch video of Jennifer Granholm tonite.#CNN
—David Gergen (@David_Gergen) September 7, 2012
Granholm is fantastic! Part union boss, part Tina Turner.
—Howard Fineman (@howardfineman) September 7, 2012
Gov Jennifer Granholm is drowned out by cheers as she lists american jobs by state.. Now cheers of “usa”
—Soledad O’Brien (@Soledad_OBrien) September 7, 2012
Jennifer Granholm, sleeper hit. She just whipped up the convention hall into a frenzy. All by using car metaphors.
—Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) September 7, 2012
Even long after Granholm was done speaking, the buzz kept coming:
—Molly Grantham (@MollyGrantham) September 7, 2012
This guy is no Jen Granholm. Bring back Speed Racer. #dnc2012
—David Corn (@DavidCornDC) September 7, 2012
Granholm delivered best speech so far tonight. She brought delegations to their feet state by state by detailing saved auto jobs. #dnc2012
—John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) September 7, 2012
Sisterhood of the Inspirational Pants, starring Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jennifer Granholm and Joe Biden. #dnc12
—Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) September 7, 2012
The president appears remarkably subdued compared to Jennifer Granholm.
—Doug Rink (@TalkSouthRadio) September 7, 2012
So, Barack Obama and Gov Granholm changed dialects tonight.
—Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) September 7, 2012
—Paul Kim (@palkokim) September 7, 2012
—Brutalfacts (@Brutalfacts) September 7, 2012
I’m still kind of Granholming.
—LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) September 7, 2012
Many fans were hoping, like Al Gore often has, that our Canadian-born hero could qualify for the highest office in the land:
@jengranholm I’m writing your name in on my ballot. I know you’re Canadian but a girl can dream can’t she. <3′d your speech
—Keariene Muizz (@KearieneMuizz) September 7, 2012
Yes, I now realize #Granholm is Canadian. So it’s time for us to annex them.
—Arielle Gingold (@DCREL) September 7, 2012
Friday morning brought even more classics:
You know today needs? More Jennifer Granholm.
—Reid Epstein (@reidepstein) September 7, 2012
I’ve made Jennifer Granholm my alarm clock.
—Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) September 7, 2012