Democrats Begin Convention; Will Have Company

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats gather this week in Charlotte, N.C., with one goal: nominate Barack Obama and stay on message about why he needs to be re-elected.

Making the case Tuesday evening in the keynote address will be San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. The next night, former President Bill Clinton will place Obama's name in nomination. And on the final night of the convention, both Vice President Biden and President Obama will address the convention.

But the opposition plans a presence in Charlotte to remind people there's more than one point of view. Just outside the perimeter of the Bank of America stadium, GOP officials plan a steady stream of anti-Obama rhetoric and information.

And today, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan campaigns 230 miles away in Greenville.

Meanwhile, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be in New England, practicing for the three debates with Obama that are coming up in the weeks ahead.

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  • by Mikehunt Location: Center on Sep 4, 2012 at 05:50 PM
    Well the Rebubs have Vetoed (Fillibustered) every jobs bill they have been presented with, so what else can he do? Hows your 401K doing these days? why dont you compare that to 4 years ago. And on a lighter note, did you see where Mr. Eastwood thinks Obummer should have consulted Russia before he invaded Afganistan? HAHA, and that was the guy who spoke right before Rmoney.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 4, 2012 at 03:37 AM
    Obama is worst at being bipartisan than bush was. Bush was able to get things passed when he had no control over the house or senate.
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