DNC: Obama Gets Support from Hollywood A-Listers Longoria and Johansson
The Democratic National Convention concluded on Thursday in Charlotte, NC, with some star power from Eva Longoria and Scarlett Johansson – and a rousing acceptance speech from President Barack Obama.
Longoria, a co-chair of Obama's re-election campaign, told the crowd, “The Eva Longoria who worked at Wendy's flipping burgers, she needed a tax break, but the Eva Longoria who works on movie sets does not!”
Johansson urged young people to vote, telling a story about helping her mother vote when she was a little girl. “I remember the excitement I felt in that secret box, and feeling like my mom's vote wasn't just about the candidate, it was about our family -- and all the families just like ours.”
President Obama, however, was the true star of the evening, delivering a powerful speech about his plans to continue working hard to help America.
“Our problems can be solved,” he said. “Our challenges can be met. The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place. And I'm asking you to choose that future.”