Granholm On Convention Speech: ‘I Was High On Democracy’

October 3, 2012 9:39 am

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm explained her Democratic convention speech that brought down the house in Charlotte last month, saying “I was high on democracy” in an appearance on CNN Wednesday. 

“I did not have any Red Bull,” Granholm said. “I was not — didn’t have any medication. I was high on democracy.”

Granholm said she was surprised by the crowd’s enthusiastic response. 

“It was such a surprise because normally, you have been to these conventions, you speak and the crowd is out there milling about, and the people in the back tell you, ‘don’t worry, they won’t pay attention to you. Just talk to the people at home.’ So I sort of expected that that’s what would happen, and when they started to have a sort of call and response, it was — and they tell you because we were really late — keep going, keep going because you don’t want to take any time. So I start yelling over the crowd, and at one point, which you just showed, they were so loud I had to stop, and they started chanting ‘USA.’ Anyway, it was a hoot, I’ll just say that.”


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