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Good evening I'm Brett -- we are at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina where the Democratic Convention.
Gets under way tomorrow.
But on this holiday to celebrate America's workers President Obama finds himself in the struggle to convince those laborers that he deserves a second term.
And it seems some in his own party need convincing on one important question.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry is traveling with the president ignore -- Senator Obama's top allies are damned if they say yes and damned if they say no to this fundamental question.
Hanging over the Democratic National Convention.
And you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago no but that's not the question of this election the question who aren't without a doubt.
We are not as well -- we were before George Bush brought us the bush job losses the bush recession the bush deficits after republic.
Look at Mitt Romney's campaign pounced on that.
Today governor Martin O'Malley -- nearly a 180 forward we are clearly.
Better off as a country because we're now creating jobs rather than losing them but -- Soledad.
We have not recovered although we lost the problem was compounded by the fact that.
Top advisors to the president would not say yes or no it took us a long time to get into that holds can take -- a long time to get out of it there are plenty of people in our economy.
Who who have been impacted in a positive way by the decision the president has made seeking to further clean it up one top Obama campaign official added today.
-- by any measurement of the country is better off which -- tackles from the Romney camp while other Obama officials tried it changed the question altogether -- -- -- the question Americans are asking is how do we restore economic security for the middle class and governor around me.
Ultimately failed to answer that question.
But last week it battlegrounds like Ohio the president case is bolstered by the fact the unemployment rate is lower than the national average.
After breakfast with -- auto workers here at Toledo the president previewed his convention speech with an attack on robbed us.
There was a -- run.
Your mother well I watched -- on black and white TV.
Fired back at Romney's claim it was time for a new coach.
Saying the nation has already seen the Republican playbook.
You burn the flag on the plight and I've got one piece of advice for -- about the Romney -- game plan Ohio.
Punt it away.
Another president does landed here in New Orleans to -- -- -- get briefed on the situation.
Three days after Republican Mitt Romney was here -- birthday parties at his visit is not political -- -- that Paul Ryan wants to cut disaster funny.
The Ryan can't deny that.
-- just told me the statement they believe the White House team will politicize anything right.
Ed Henry traveling with the president tonight in the warlords.
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