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Five lines that killed at the DNC

By Allison Brennan, CNN
updated 7:47 AM EDT, Fri September 7, 2012
Confetti falls as President Barack Obama speaks on the final day of the convention on Thursday, September 6. Photographer Zoran Milich wandered around Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention. Take a look at his view of the action, and <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/26/politics/gallery/unconventional-rnc/index.html'>look back at his images from the Republican National Convention.</a> Confetti falls as President Barack Obama speaks on the final day of the convention on Thursday, September 6. Photographer Zoran Milich wandered around Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention. Take a look at his view of the action, and look back at his images from the Republican National Convention.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gabby Giffords' lines weren't original, but they were powerful
  • John Kerry scored two big hits on Thursday
  • Barack Obama cites the Republican prescription for an ailing economy
  • Former Michigan governor describes Mitt Romney's love for cars

(CNN) -- While Night 3 of the Democratic National Convention didn't disappoint, it did surprise -- Vice President Joe Biden didn't go off-script. Sen. John Kerry brought the house down by turning the tables on Republicans. And who saw former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm's fiery address coming?

Here are five of the best lines from Night 3:

1. "Have a surplus? Try a tax cut."

"Deficit too high? Try another."

Kerry accuses Romney of flip-flopping
Watch Gabby Giffords lead Pledge at DNC

"Feel a cold coming on? Take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations, and call us in the morning!"

-- President Barack Obama's analogy for the Republican economic policies of the last 30 years, that he says don't work.

Obama: election a choice between 'fundamentally different visions'

2. "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America..."

-- Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as she led the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the last night of the DNC. Giffords was critically injured after she was shot in the head in January 2011 when a gunman opened fire at a constituent meet-and-greet in Tucson, Arizona.

Gabby Giffords makes emotional appearance at DNC

3. "Ask Osama bin Laden if he is better off now than he was four years ago."

-- U.S. Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry playing off the question posed at the Republican National Convention last week.

4. "He loves our cars so much, they have their own elevator... In Romney's world, the cars get the elevator, the workers get the shaft."

-- Jennifer Granholm, the former Gov. of Michigan and television host on Current TV, on Mitt Romney's Op-Ed in the New York Times, "Let Detroit go Bankrupt."

5. "President Mitt Romney"—three hypothetical words that mystified and alienated our allies this summer. For Mitt Romney, an overseas trip is what you call it when you trip all over yourself overseas. It wasn't a goodwill mission—it was a blooper reel."

-- John Kerry on the gaffes that plagued Mitt Romney's trip to the London Olympics, Poland and Israel.

Was Romney's trip 'a great success' or gaffe-filled disaster?

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