Former Virginia Governor, presidential candidate, senatorial hopeful, and GW alum Mark Warner took the stage last night for the keynote address, the same slot that thrust Senator Barack Obama into the national spotlight when he gave it at the 2004 convention. He spoke of his roots in business and on the economic conditions of the country. Tying John McCain to George W. Bush, he declared that America cannot move forward with leadership that is "stuck in the past."
While Warner has held political office before he is perceived as the future of the Democratic Party. The fact that he is from Virginia, where Democrats hope to win in November, may have played into the decision to give Warner the keynote spot. He is also considered a contender for the 2012 Presidential race.
- Jesse Regis