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Jennifer Granholm plays the role of cheerleader at the DNC

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Jennifer Granholm created quite the online buzz during her speech at the Democratic National Convention.

The former Michigan governor energized the delegates with a sharp-tongued speech about Barack Obama's decision to bail out automakers General Motors and Chrysler and Mitt Romney's opposition to the plan.

Granholm, now a Current TV host, ripped into Romney's California home redesign, saying, "in Romney's world, the cars get the elevator, the workers get the shaft." Fist-pumping her arms and waving them over her head, Granholm brought delegations from Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina and more to their feet as she recited the number of jobs saved in their states by the bailout." By her speech's end, her face and neck were crimson from shouting.

"America, let's rev our engines!" Granholm cried as the crowd started chanting, "USA!"

Following the speech, Twitter exploded with reaction. Some users said it was the best speech of the night, while others compared it Howard Dean's infamous scream during a 2004 speech in Iowa. Even BuzzFeed, a site dedicated to viral content, featured the best animated .GIFs from the speech.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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