Dirty Harry or a Desperate Housewife?

Dirty Harry or a Desperate Housewife?
Eva Longoria

Celebrities are making appearances at the political conventions. But the Democrats have attracted more of them and they've made better speeches than Clint Eastwood.

Eastwood's speech was a ramble and led to a slew of jokes and parodies. It even overshadowed Romney's speech.

But Desperate Housewives' actress Eva Longoria didn't babble to a chair. Longoria is a co-chair of President Obama's re-election campaign.

In her eloquent speech, she spoke to the delegates about growing up in Texas and how she needed to take out student loans to attend college. She paid off her debt by changing oil at a mechanic shop, flipping burgers at Wendy’s and teaching aerobics.

Her best line was: "The Eva Longoria who worked at Wendy's flipping burgers needed a tax break, but the Eva Longoria who works on movie sets does not."

She spoke of the importance of making college affordable and the need to grow small businesses. She also mentioned the DREAM Act but she could have said more about it.

Besides Longoria some of the other Latino celebrities attending the convention include John Leguizamo, Jessica Alba and Marc Anthony, who sang the national anthem.

Some will criticize the fact that celebrities get involved in politics. But let's not forget that Ronald Reagan was an actor before he won elected office.

I doubt Longoria would run for office. But she gave a good political speech.

It was direct and compassionate. She ended with the farm worker anthem that President Obama adopted.

"Si se puede," or "Yes we can."

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