SOUND OFF: President Obama and the Democratic Convention

What did you think of Obama's speech and the convention? Will you vote for him in November?

President Barack Obama capped off the Democratic National Convention with a speech that highlighted his foreign policy wins, health care reform and immigration reform on Thursday.

Over three nights, Democratic leaders took aim at Republican nominee, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and his running mate Congressman Paul Ryan. A number of Massachusetts Democrats spoke at the convention, including Gov. Deval Patrick, Congressional candidate Elizabeth Warren and Senator John Kerry. 

After last week's Republican National Conventon, to tell us what they thought of the convention and Romney. 

Now, we want to hear from you about the Democratic convention. What did you think of the president's speech? What did you think of the convention? Were you swayed in either direction after watching the proceedings from Charlotte? Who are you supporting in November?

Let us know in the comment section below. 

George Lewis September 20, 2012 at 05:58 PM
You got it. I think we're making progress on some common ground :)
ron johnson September 20, 2012 at 06:16 PM
George, You now have it. If you were paying attention, I would not give credit to the President for job creation that is done with out tax dollars. I would give him credit for creating an environment for companies to hire hew employees. I can create a job for you, just pay me and I will be glad to hire you with your own money. I can than take credit for creating a job. I think you would rather have me just hire you.
George Lewis September 20, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Hi Ron I like Vincent's answer better. We'll give Bush credit! Why would business hire employees if there are no products to make or services to perform? That's where I am coming from. A lot of products we have today originated from war and government programs. If the government didn't enter into the space race we wouldn't have satellites and the spinoff businesses that followed. If we didn't have government investment in the Internet there would be no Google etc. If we didn't have government investing R&D into NIH etc we wouldn't have all the medical advances . If we didn't have government telling auto makers to make safer cars, we wouldn't have new companies making air bags and seat belts.So if you deem that the government investing in advanced technology is creating an environment for companies to hire employees. I'm with you.
Vincent DiRico September 22, 2012 at 01:57 AM
SOUND OFF: Where is the main street media coverage about what is going on in the Middle East? The fact that 9/11/2012 was another terrorist attack that resulted in the loss of American lives? That the Middle East is at a rapid boil today? That the US ambassador to the UN went on national TV (five times on the Sunday shows) and denied there was anything but a protest gone violent? Seems to me this coverage would not play well with the "GM is alive and OBL is dead" line, the stellar foreign policy credentials presented at the DNC, ... and they are protecting their man. I know, I am surrounded by the 47% who will vote the big 0 no matter what heppens, ...
Anna Bucciarelli September 22, 2012 at 12:06 PM
My thought exactly, re: the 9/11/12 attacks ... hardly a word spoken in recent days and I find it so disturbing. My schedule did not allow me to listen/watch H.Clinton, don't know what assessment of the situation she presented. Have gathered, however, that they are FINALLY coming to terms that the attack was deliberate and focused on the anniversary date ... let's see how this gets handled, if it even does.


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