We just heard a rousing call and answer from Montana governor Brian Schweitzer, speaking right before Sen. Hillary Clinton tonight at the DNC. Like a good warm-up comedian, he got the crowd energized.
Schweitzer: “Let me ask you something. Can we afford Four More Years?”
Schweitzer: “Not bad. Is it time for a change?”
Schweitzer: “Pretty good! When do we need it?”
Schweitzer: “And who do we need?”
Schweitzer: “That’s right—Barack Obama. [Laughs.] That’s right, that’s right—Barack Obama is the change we need.”
At the end of his speech, he called out: “They need all of us to stand up. Colorado, stand up!” He encouraged a few more states, then, to enthusiastic cheers, yelled: “In the cheap seats, stand up!”
And MSNBC’s camera panned to Bill Clinton.Jane Kim is a writer in New York.