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September 6th, 2012
09:12 PM ET

Ashley Judd on Barack Obama: "I do believe with the president’s vision that we build our economy from the middle class out"

On Thursday evening, Piers Morgan continued his primetime coverage from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, welcoming actress and Tennessee delegate Ashley Judd for a live interview.

Sporting the word "opportunity" written across the back of her hand, the 44-year-old "Kiss the Girls" star explained the new addition: "Mayor Castro’s [speech] really stuck out to me...because he kept repeating this refrain, ‘Opportunity breeds prosperity, opportunity breeds prosperity.'”

“And I do believe with the president’s vision that we build our economy from the middle class out," she added. "And we don’t slam the door on poor people coming up behind us. We give them the opportunity to work their way into our economy.”

Listen to the clip, watch the interview, and tune in tonight as President Barack Obama takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention.
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  1. Paula W

    It’s time for Republicans to stand up to the lying, racist campaign that Mitt Romney and the Republicans are waging. The lies and tone of the Republican Campaign is criminal, you can hear the need for “We Shall Overcome “to begin playing in the air. Republicans are talking about the United States standing in the world. Well if they keep on supporting Romney the world will look at the United States as a racist country that has no moral ground, authority to stand on to preach to anyone. Republicans fight the racism, fight the lies. The “Whole World is Watching”!!!!!!! Republicans stand up to the lies; stand up to the racism, by having the courage to support Barack Obama.

    September 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jessie

    You know what the whole world should be protesting? The mockery that Villaraigosa made of the democratic (little D) process when he called for a vote on amending the Democratic platform. This required a 2/3 vote from delegates present, and when the voice vote was clearly – CLEARLY – evenly split, he got this deer in the headlights look like "oh crap, I wasn't expecting that" then called for the te AGAIN, this time coaching the AYES with empahsis in his voice. When the second vote was still evenly split, he called for yet a THIRD vote. When that still didn't go his way, he cut his losses and despite the fact that all three vote failed to get a 2/3 "aye" he declared that the amendment had passed. This man is one of the most corrupt and amoral politicians in America today (just look at his Wikipedia page), he should not have been allowed near #DNC2012 but because he's Hispanic and the DNC is pandering to the ever-increasing Hispanic vote, they put him on the podium. That this vote was hijacked and fraudulent should have been of concern to everybody in the Democratic party, not just the "nay" votes – but it's as if it never happened. I was on the fence until I witnessed that blatant disregard for the democratic process. Let's just say, I'm not on the fence anymore.

    September 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. NJBchicago

    If this woman runs for the Senate it will be a joke.

    November 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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