CNN Election Roundtable to tackle questions LIVE from the DNC
September 3rd, 2012
01:30 PM ET
10 years ago

CNN Election Roundtable to tackle questions LIVE from the DNC

(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?

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On Tuesday, from 12:00-12:30 p.m., CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN’s Situation Room, will host another fast-paced political roundtable live from the CNN Grill in Charlotte, taking questions from readers via Twitter in the live election roundtable (tweet your questions using hashtag #cnnroundtable).

Joining Wolf will be Candy Crowley, host of CNN's State of the Union and moderator of the upcoming Oct. 16 Presidential Debate,  CNN contributors Paul Begala, former chief strategist for the Cinton-Gore campaign and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, who was an adviser to Mitt Romney's 2008 campaign.

Log on early to and prepare your questions, and maybe you will be able to interact with CNN’s election team, live from Charlotte.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Jan Davies

    Once again the Republicans are asking the wrong question. "Are you better off today than you were four years ago?" was a fine question in the 80's but it is the completely WRONG question to ask in today's world economic climate. Why do they refuse to join the rest of us in the 21st century? Is it a sense of nostalgia for Howdy Doody and drive in restaurants where you were served by rollerskating waitresses?

    September 3, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  2. Hammerer

    This has to be a joke!

    September 3, 2012 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Politifact recently announced that the statement that we were lied into war with Iraq, based on WMDs, as being 'mostly false.'

    September 3, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  4. T'sah From Virginia

    ►Can the party shift attention away from Mitt Romney and the GOP?◄
    YES – If they get the same amount of AIR TIME as the Lyan Romney!!

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

    September 3, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. Carol G. Jerrett

    I am getting tired of Romney/Ryan saying that Mitt Romney created thousands of jobs. He may have but then he sent those same jobs overseas. Why don't they talk about the reason that President Obama is having trouble with Congress passing the bills he has sent to them? So far the Republicans have blocked several bills that would help this nation get back on track. They have blocked Bill to aid small businesses, unemployment benefits extension, bank reform bill, campaign disclosure bill, jobs bill in Senate, transparency in campaign contributions, ending tax breaks for U.S. companies sendiing jobs offshore, bill to raise oil spill liability cap, Wall Street reform bill, energy legislation, Debate on financial oversight bill, Democrats effort to pass mine safety bill, Democrats effort to hold BP responsible, and medical help for 9/11 responders. These are just the ones that were posted on facebook a short time ago. Why don't they talk about who created the largest deficit in our nation's history? It was the Republican presidents who created the largest deficits. That, too, was posted on facebook. The graph showed that Republican presidents are accountable for the largest deficits. Now they want to give the rich a larger tax cut and privatize Social Security. Romeny does not need the job and he will fowl up this nation even more so than President Bush did. The tax cuts alone will hurt this nation more. WE DO NOT NEED ROMENY/RYAN IN OFFICE TO FOWL UP THIS NATON MORE. Wake up people and listen to CNN more to really find out what is going on in this nation.

    September 3, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  6. cali girl

    For women everywhere... Yes President Obama.
    If you have a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, grandmother, cousin, then make sure you stand up against the party of No who has a mision to take women's wombs away from them. The GOP platform is to make abortion illegal, by going around the way of creating personhood amendments, that a person is made at conception. There will be no exceptions in any situation.
    Just say NO to the party of NO.

    September 3, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  7. w l jones

    A lot see but a few knows. Mr. Eastwood did his job in reverse for we the people of America. Media. Said enough.

    September 3, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |