(CNN) - Now, it's the Democrats' turn.
With the 2012 Democratic National Convention getting underway in Charlotte this week, the party of the president will have a chance to solidify its base and reach out to new voters.
Can the party shift attention away from Mitt Romney and the GOP? Will President Barack Obama reignite the magic that launched him to victory in 2008? And will the Dems even try to top Clint Eastwood's empty chair?
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Americans are divided on whether last week's Republican Convention made them more likely to vote for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new national survey.
A Gallup poll released Monday morning indicates that four in ten adults say they are more likely to support Romney based on what they read or saw from last week's convention in Tampa, Florida, with 38% saying they are less likely to vote for the Republican challenger, and 22% saying they didn't know or the convention didn't make any difference to their vote.
(CNN) – The most re-distributed tweet of the Republican National Convention came from a Democrat.
A representative of Twitter said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s message rebuffing Clint Eastwood’s speech was the most re-tweeted message of the GOP event.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama said in an interview published Sunday he took no offense at Clint Eastwood's prime-time address at the Republican National Convention, in which the legendary actor and director posed questions to an empty chair, which he said represented the Democratic incumbent.
"One thing about being president or running for president - if you're easily offended, you should probably choose another profession," Obama told USA Today.
(CNN) - While Republicans gathered in Tampa to nominate Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate, and Hurricane Isaac approached the Gulf Coast, more users of Facebook were talking about the Republican National Convention than the storm, according to data compiled by the Facebook "Talk Meter."
RNC social sharing was more significant in Washington, D.C., than in any other state, although Florida, which hosted the convention, placed second in a list of buzz by geography. The data provided by Facebook did not specify the timeframe for this buzz, but the Republican convention opened on Monday and concluded with Romney's acceptance speech on Thursday evening.
(CNN) - In a new campaign video and in emails sent to reporters throughout the day, the Obama campaign spent much of Friday highlighting what they call an important omission from Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech on Thursday night.
“In an almost 45-minute speech, Mitt Romney didn't find a moment to mention Afghanistan,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said in a statement sent to reporters just after midnight. “With no new plans and evasion about his real plans, Mitt Romney leaves this convention no stronger than he came.”
(CNN) - After more than 30 years covering politics for NBC News, Phil Alongi left the network and quickly found himself on the other side of the game. Speaking with CNN Friday, Alongi was wrapping up in Tampa, Florida, having just produced the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Alongi says his role as executive producer of the RNC was in the works for a long time. He was first approached for the position shortly after he left NBC in February of 2009.FULL STORY
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Mitt Romney departed Tampa, Florida, on Friday hoping to ride any momentum he had built up over the past week as he makes the final turn into the November election.
Romney's acceptance address won't go down as often quoted but it got the job done. He introduced his version of himself to America after months of his persona being defined by President Barack Obama's campaign and allies. He and running mate Paul Ryan tried to plant a seed of doubt about the next four years of an Obama administration. They didn't offer much in the way of specifics about how a Romney administration would shift the sluggish economy into a higher gear but had plenty of reasons why Obama's administration hasn't.FULL STORY
Tampa, Florida (CNN) - It was supposed to be Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's night.
But instead of basking in the afterglow of what many called a solid acceptance speech, the Romney campaign is now forced to deal with the aftermath of Clint Eastwood's rambling "empty chair" routine at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night.FULL STORY