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Welcome back to the Democratic Convention in Charlotte that's our perch overlooking the convention hall here in the arena.
While the president is giving himself an incomplete grade his Republican detractors are not.
Nearly so ambivalent.
Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron -- the GOP response.
In Westlake Ohio with a sign asking are you better off Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said the answer now should be to -- as it was the last time a Democrat was tossed out after one term.
If we fired -- Jimmy Carter then.
Why would we rehire Barack Obama now.
Republicans counter programming the Democratic Convention in Charlotte.
Delighted -- the president giving his last four years in office and incomplete grades.
I have a ten year old a fourteen year old I know what's on the report card they came -- an incomplete that means they fail.
Unless there is summer school there is no summer school so he is basically said I didn't get the job done the deal.
He quickly tied it to Maryland democratic governor -- top Obama surrogate Martin O'Malley is flip -- Sunday he said that people are not better off now than four years ago but backed away from it as soon as Obama aides took pains to insist people are better off.
Governor O'Malley said no.
Until he got Cory -- back into Pinocchio land and and then that changed his story to.
Make the president.
A little bit happier but the fact is is he was right the first time we are not better off.
Democrats are playing pretty rough to the first smear the Democratic Convention in Charlotte hit Ryan yesterday.
California State Democratic Party chairman John Burton they compared him to Nazi propagandist Joseph durables like here.
They -- and they don't care of people considered life as long as -- like Joseph grumbles.
The big lie.
As Democrats distance themselves in a backlash group Burton back -- a little bit quote.
I didn't call Republicans Nazis nor would I ever.
In fact I didn't even use the word if Mitt Romney Paul -- -- the Republicans are insulted by my describing their campaign tactic as the big lie.
-- most humbly apologize.
The Romney camp today got disturbing news from Virginia former Democrat then independent then Republican congressman Virgil -- Has qualified for Virginia's general election ballot as a presidential candidate for the constitution party.
Which some worry could potentially take votes from Romney and spoil his chances at a key battleground state.
The Virginia GOP's already mounting a legal challenge to have him removed from the ballot.
And governor Romney's hunkered down in Vermont for debate preparation and even some rehearsals.
At the home of -- former lieutenant governor in Massachusetts Kerry -- US senator Rob Portman of Ohio will be the governor's sparring partner playing the role of Barack Obama the same service he provided to John McCain back in the 2008 debate season.
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