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A look at the week ahead in Charlotte
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- Date Sep 3, 2012
A look at the week ahead in Charlotte
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Democrats trying to make the case that Americans are better off now than they were four years -- out.
But how President Obama convince voters about this week at the Democratic Convention let's go to Charlotte and ask fox news' -- contributors -- exact -- good morning Sandia.
I you heard -- the -- I'd TU TOI you heard Republicans last week really emphasize jobs in the economy what are we going to hear from Democrats.
Well I'm hoping that we're going to hear the Democrats are firm who they are not just tell from the Republicans or not.
I think that a seed diversity on the stage match the diversity in audience more than half the delegates are women.
44% are people of color of their minority -- going to be very exciting convention but I think we're gonna -- something even more exciting.
I think we're going to see President Obama and everybody will be able to -- Goal after the undecided and beyond inspired ninety million Americans say that they will not vote and I think they've had to make a real case again.
-- -- people I think this you're gonna be voting with their wallets voting with their pocketbooks with unemployment.
Act up over 8% back in 2008 in November of 2008 it was six point 7%.
So how does the president make the case that we're better -- now.
That we were back sent.
Well I think he's gonna have to talk about the fact that we were losing 750000.
Jobs a month.
When he came in office and while things are not as good as we want to -- they are better.
Governor Romney said something a couple of days ago that I thought was really interesting and true we deserve better I think the president -- you're right.
And we're doing better we can do even better than -- I think -- I'm thinking did you think that the president is going to concede some failings on on the administration's part.
I would hope that he would concede that well you know what let's stop shifting blame let's take responsibility the -- -- The economy have been in -- And when you have the kind of problem.
Depression -- problems that we had.
It takes a long time to get out about it -- generation to get out of the Great Depression I think it's gonna take it that long out of there if he would just say that.
And I think that we can all take a deep breath and come together and get this problem -- will not get too many people.
Who are unemployed 100 million Americans on welfare I mean really yeah -- -- -- Well all of that's interesting because there -- a lot of Democrats who are still in the blame bush vote for the economy when -- Madeleine Albright just a couple of weeks ago still talking about that and so.
You think that the president might actually be moving away from that kind of argument.
Hope that we go beyond blaming President Bush the fact is I wish.
That -- President Bush can take responsibility for the method -- in which you know what doctor -- thinking that a generation ago actually two generations ago.
That we will be right here because our priority -- that's.
-- -- money on wars that we do not want we're not investing in social -- that would enhance the whole American population.
I'm hoping that the Democrats will grow old messages that -- -- firm.
Where we need to -- not just talk about where we have not been -- and all of that nobody wants to hear that now people want to know.
How we can become more profit outlook predicate park now tomorrow and the middle class tomorrow the debt clock is set to hit sixteen trillion dollars -- Members of your party have started to kind of get it that entitlements of those things are just growing out of control -- country and that we may not be able to look for those going down the -- You know entitlement Bain Capital got to bail out Wall Street got a -- we look at the doctoring -- it.
That's 700 billion dollar bailout it came to nothing yet but the government match ended up being really now the government taxpayers ended up making money because those companies paid back.
Those bailout so we made money off of that as taxpayers.
I'm just talking about entitlements from Medicare Social Security.
All of those things that we're talking about do you think that members of your party are are are starting to realize that that some of those costs are perhaps Biron out of control we just may not be -- -- Awarded him.
If I have to -- in grandmother in my book -- tell them that they should not get there they're not entitled to their Medicare means that what we're supposed to say.
I think that American families.
Are too small are too important not to say you can't just -- -- that they -- too big to fail you've got to tell American family -- Americans.
That they are so important that we want to say something -- entitlements go to something for which I mean what's it what's what's about about an entitlement I think that it is important.
That you have Medicare that you have Medicaid.
Sir I don't know that anybody would argue that I think is just it's that costs are growing bigger and bigger and lots of people getting nervous about that -- -- that got pockets that hit.
Sixteen trillion dollars tomorrow and on unemployment still obviously a huge issue in our country.
Did -- -- bailout.
Okay we're gonna have to leave it there thank you so much for joining us live in Charlotte this -- -- I would like com throughout the week.
Thanks so much.