For those of you who may have missed the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, embedded below is video of the four speeches garnering the most attention today.
Michelle Obama got off to a somewhat slow start, but finished strong:
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro staked his claim as a rising star within the party:
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland served up heaps of red meat to the partisan crowd:
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley brought tons of enthusiasm and got the crowd going, but his "forward not back" bit came off a little short of authentic:
Bonus video (because no night-one recap would be complete without it): Carina Victoria, Castro's three-year-old daughter, seizing her moment in the spotlight during her father's speech:
Read the rest of Slate’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention.