Democratic convention will highlight differing visions between the parties
September 4th, 2012
07:40 PM ET
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Democratic convention will highlight differing visions between the parties

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - A Democratic National Convention vital to President Barack Obama's re-election bid opened Tuesday with the more than 5,500 delegates adopting a party platform that emphasizes middle-class opportunity while differing sharply on key issues with the Republican version endorsed at last week's GOP convention.

Facing a tight race in November and Republican attacks that they have made things worse while in power, Democratic organizers want their three-day convention to emphasize the tough decisions Obama has made and the additional steps needed to bolster the middle class.

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  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    They need to have a positive message of what the party has done/will do, and why the GOP plan won't work as part 2. These parts need to be convincing; I think more part one than two.

    September 4, 2012 07:14 am at 7:14 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    All democrats, please attend this event. God bless us all.

    September 4, 2012 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  3. brian

    Hey omalley i sure hope you tell the truth how you screwed up maryland with the hightest taxes in the country. how you ran general motors and beth steel out of state wheres all the jobs? o i know where there at the new americans have them and there is a new job out called welfair

    September 4, 2012 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  4. Ed1

    Where is the national debt counter will hit 16 Trillion this week great job Obama.

    Where are the jobs and you still can't say how you and you spending party plans on how to get us out of debt thanks for nothing.

    Hope and Change I have no Hope left and I do want Change four and out the door your words you didn't earn a second chance debt still growing and what happened to cutting the debt in half by year three of your first term.

    September 4, 2012 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Anyone who says that the US economy is worse off today than when Barack Obama took office is either out of touch or ideologically biased. Wall Street had dipped under 7000, credit was locked up, and we were losing 700,000+ jobs per month. The economy had stalled has evidenced by the drop in demand for oil and gas: a gallon of gas was under $2. The momentum of the economic crash had pushed the national average unemployment rate to over 10% in 2009.

    All of those bad economic trends have been reversed: Wall Street has nearly doubled; we are gaining jobs at modest rates, but gaining jus the same; credit has loosened for small businesses and consumers: and demand for gas and oil has returned, which indicates a strengthening economy.

    September 4, 2012 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  6. Gurgyl

    I can not wait to see our Bill Clinton and his family. We love you, Bill, we love you Hillary, we love you chelsey and her hubby, we love you Pres. Obama. We love you, USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 4, 2012 09:30 am at 9:30 am |