WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- While not a delegate, Democratic Peekskill City Council member Darren Rigger has been in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention and was on the convention floor Wednesday night for President Bill Clinton's nomination speech.
Rigger told The Daily Voice he thought Clinton was "terrific."
"He is like a rock star and electrified the room. I love how he simply explained his ability to turn a deficit into a surplus in only one word - arithmetic," he said. "Huge tax cuts for the wealthy will not solve our deficit - the math just does not add up. I know that all the thousands of Democrats that were in the room are ready to work hard and win this election."
During his speech, Clinton said President Barack Obama stopped the country's economic slide into another Great Depression and put the U.S. on a long road to recovery. He cited the four-and-a-half million new jobs created during the Obama administration and said the number of jobs created by congressional Republicans is "zero."
The DNC wraps up Thursday night with speeches by Vice President Joe Biden and Obama.