Dems seek to sharpen message on whether Americans better off
September 3rd, 2012
01:13 PM ET
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Dems seek to sharpen message on whether Americans better off

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden led an effort on Monday to sharpen the message of Democrats on the eve of their party convention after other senior members struggled to formulate a definitive answer to the question of whether voters should feel better off since President Barack Obama took office.

Biden told a Labor Day campaign rally in Detroit that the country was indeed doing better than when Republicans led by George W. Bush left power in 2009.

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  1. rla

    Spin and massage and try to fool all the people all the time???? Democrats have been four years of disaster! Romney in a landslide

    September 3, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  2. Phineas Okari

    If you call Obama's shepherding a disaster, what could you call it if the Republican policies that created the recession continued under republican president?

    September 3, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  3. ObamaCares

    @ ria, the President got no help from your beloved terrorists, the GOP, the folk to ran in 2010 on their ability to create jobs. Maybe you missed class during that lecture.

    September 3, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  4. cali girl

    Check yes. I am. We can not afford a Dubya 2.0.
    If you are poor, middle class, immigrant, minority, a woman, a senior, a student, a veteran, aLGBT, then you know who supports you.

    September 3, 2012 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    It took Bush 8 years to create a total disaster that was swept under the rug and it took less than a month after he left office for it to be exposed. The financial disaster unfolded under the Obama administration and the Republicans wiped their hands clean blaming it on President Obama and refused to do their job helping the American people. Yes, whether Americans accept the truth or not, we are better off because we know whose working for and with us and whose not in the hardest of times. Republicans operate on it's my way or the highway and consider Americans as no more than collateral damage in the process.

    September 3, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  6. thebear69

    Obama has not been President for 4 years. The crash occurred right before he took office so the "better off than 4 years ago" standard is inappropriate. It would have been miraculous, indeed, if things were better than 4 years ago; i.e. before the ecomnmomic collapse.

    September 3, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    It appears that only republican fools can fool republicans.

    September 3, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  8. T'sah From Virginia

    ►Dems massaging message on whether Americans better off◄
    Of course we are and it was difficult – YES – recovering from a Bush "whopping cough"
    But now that there is NO THREAT of a depression and the automobile industry is THRIVING
    Jobs will “continue” to be added and NOT by the 800,000 a month they were DIVING

    Yes, we’re better off which is the reason why the Republicans are so desperate to win this election. It’s NOT about creating jobs or making America a better place – it’s all about trying to jump on President Obama’s wagon and getting FULL CREDIT for the recovering when they did NOTHING to make it better. Look at the approval rating of Congress-10%.

    WAKE UP AMERICA – Do not let this election be bought by the RICH and RobMe/LYAN special interest when they have NO INTENSIONS of helping YOU!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward and YES, We Know You Built That – We ALL Did!!

    September 3, 2012 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |