While stumping for votes in Ohio, Barack Obama stumbled on his words when pledged to “export more jobs”. However, the president was quick on the retraction as he joked that he was “channeling his opponent”.
Recent polls show that President Obama is now widening his lead over his Republican counterpart, Mitt Romney, in Ohio and other crucial “swing states” as the candidates enter their last 30 days of campaigning before voters head to the polls in early November.
Political analysts say that if Obama wins at least two of those states that could go either way, then Romney stands no chance of winning enough electoral votes to take the White House away from the Democrats. The latest Gallup tracking and Bloomberg polls results released this week shows that Obama is leading over Romney by 6 points nationwide. In addition to a commanding lead in Ohio, the President is also leading in the battle ground state of Florida.
President Bill Clinton covered all the bases and then some on Wednesday night as he officially nominated Barack Obama to be the Democratic nominee as he tries to hold the White House in November.
Clinton was given the task of rallying the Democratic base and reminding voters that having a two term Democrat as president isn’t a bad thing. As the most recent Dem to do so, Clinton’s goal was to essentially talk up Obama comparing the current president’s position to the one he was in back in 1996 as frequently as possible. The biggest difference, ho
wever, is that Clinton coasted easily into a second term while Romney is giving Obama a run for his money.
Clinton not only pointed out the hightlights of Obama’s first term, but he was also painted the a picture of the opposition pointing out their uber conservative message and accused them of hating the president even turning against veterans in their own party who worked across party lines.
However, the part of the evening that reminded us why they call him “Slick Willie” was when made the new Republican regime out to be the worst ever by complimenting Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and even George W. Bush. Clinton spoke of times when he worked with each showing that they too were supportive of bi-partisan politics compared to the new generation in the GOP who seems adamant against doing so.
Clinton, who like Obama, has given some of the best speeches in American political history came full circle by citing multiple areas in which the President tapped his challengers to do what’s right for the country from appointing Republicans and Hillary Clinton’s top advisers to his cabinet. President Clinton received a standing ovation as he said Obama “even appointed Hillary.”
Although Secretary of State Clinton wasn’t at the DNC, her presence was definitely felt. In previous speeches and presentations, her name was mentioned plenty. However, none gave her the praise that her husband did as he talked about how proud he was of her and how important it was for she and the President to work closely together putting their rivalry behind them to do what’s right for the country in a speech aimed at proving that’s something the new GOP leaders refused to do.
In its final night, the DNC will move outdoors were President Barack Obama will officially begin his re-election bid as the nominee for the Democratic party.
President Bill Clinton will take center stage at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, and his role is important. As the last Democrat in the White House, it is Clinton’s duty to remind voters that having a two term Democrat as President isn’t a bad thing.
Clinton, who is known to be a great motivator and a very powerful speaker, is the only big name on the agenda for the DNC that night. This will be his chance to rally the Democratic base, and the Obama campaign hopes he will be able to rally solid supporters as well as woo some swing voters.
Eight years ago, I never would have even imagine I might say this. However, both Bill and Hillary Clinton represent a moderate voice for a party that has been veering left in recent years.
By reminding (and reassuring) voters that he believes in Barack Obama as the leader of the free world, Clinton could be the president’s only hope at a bump in the polls following the DNC.
Mitt Romney and Republicans have borrowed a line from Ronald Reagan in the days since their convention wrapped asking Americans if they are better off now than they were four years ago when
Obama first took office. If President Clinton can convince them that they are, then his speech might even be more important than the one President Obama will give Thursday as he accepts the party’s nomination for his re-election bid.
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In a drastic contrast to the Republican party’s platform announced one week earlier, the Democrats unveiled their platform on Monday night which supports marriage equality nation wide while protecting religious groups by allowing them to decide who they’ll marry.
The platform says: “We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.”
In an unprecedented move, the Democrats’ platform opposes “federal and state constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny equal protection under the law” to same-sex couples.
The Democrat’s platform even recognizes how different it is from their Republican counterparts who called fo a federal ban on gay marriage.
“This election is not simply a choice between two candidates or two political parties, but between two fundamentally different paths for our country and our families,” the Democrats said.
The platform echoes President Barack Obama’s call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans and also supports abortion rights.
Mitt Romney announced on Saturday that ultra conservative Paul Ryan will join the GOP ticket as his pick to be Vice President of the United States should he beat Barack Obama in November.
To say that Representative Ryan (R-WI) is not gay friendly doesn’t even start to describe his position on LGBT issues.
HRC President Chad Griffin explains, “Ryan’s record of voting against fairness, dignity and equality is out of touch with the majority of Americans and a fast growing majority of Republicans.”
The good news is that Ryan isn’t hugely into talking about social issues. Many seem to believe he won’t even talk about the gays unless someone brings it up. The thing is… the gays are already front-and-center.
I’m a true believer that you shouldn’t believe everything you read, so this brilliantly edited video gives you the chance to hear it comes straight from Romney’s new running mate’s lips:
I miss Sarah Palin. Rep. Ryan makes her look like a raging liberal!