Langhoff said one standout moment for her was when Clinton chastised congressional Republicans for refusing to work with the Democratic president to solve America's problems.
She saw it as "calling out our Republican congressional delegation -- not by name -- but certainly by their actions by pointing out that working for failure of an American president is just not patriotic or American."
Sean Bruno, another New Orleans delegate who operates a CPA firm, said Clinton made the case, perhaps better than anyone else, about the magnitude of the economic problems Obama has faced from the first day of his presidency, by saying that none of Obama's predecessors, Democrat or Republican, could have fixed them in just four years.
"He made the case how far we've come, but that we still have a long way to go and that President Obama can get the job done," Bruno said.
Gail Ledet, a Democratic delegate from Slidell, said Clinton's speech was "everything I had hoped it would be." Ledet said she believes Clinton made the case for middle class voters in Louisiana that they will be voting against their own interests if they vote for Republican Mitt Romney in November.
Louisiana Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson said Clinton was the perfect "fact checker" for last week's Republican National Convention "reality show." Her favorite lines? "There were so many," she said.
Carter Peterson, a state senator from New Orleans, singled out Clinton's one word description of how he balanced the budget as president, "arithmetic" with a warning that Republicans can't reduce the deficit, provide big tax cuts and dramatically increase defense spending, without either rolling up more debt, or making "enormous cuts in the rest of the budget, especially programs that help the middle class and poor kids..."
Louisiana Democratic Party...Changing of the Guard
The Times Picayune, Baton Rouge. April 29, 2012 -- "State Senator Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, a vocal critic of Republican Party policies and Governor Bobby Jindal's administration, ousted Lake Charles businessman Buddy Leach on Saturday to become chairwoman of the state Democratic Party. Peterson is the first woman and the second African-American to lead the state party. Orleans Parish Clerk of Criminal District Court Arthur Morrell was elected Democratic national committeeman, occupying a seat on the national party's governing board. Deborah Langhoff of New Orleans was elected national committeewoman..." Ed Anderson
As a candidate in 2007, Deborah was endorsed by DFA for her commitment to "people-powered politics...fairness, governmental accountability, and the common good..." and she brings that commitment to her new role as Louisiana's female representative on the Democratic National Committee.