June 6, 2008
State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, and former Austin mayor also welcomed convention delegates while highlighting some of the Democrats’ priorities – such as education, health care, the environment and investing “in highways instead of selling them to foreign countries.”
And he got a rousing reception at his reference to the war with Iraq, which he described as one “we didn’t have to fight” and one that is now bogged down by “incompetence without any idea how to make peace.”
He also revved up the crowed when he said: “In this place at this moment lets reject the poison politics of Karl Rove” and the division that the GOP political genius represents.
Watson also made a strong pitch for helping out children – giving them education, safe water, clean air, opportunities for jobs and health care.
“Texas has the tragic distinction of having the highest rate of uninsured children in the country,” Watson said.
“Every kid is our cause,” Watson said.