Democrats drop 'God' from Party platform
Oversight or deliberate decision?
- Duration 5:09
- Date Sep 5, 2012
Oversight or deliberate decision?
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Thank you very much and I'm with three very important people to talk about this First Lady Michelle Obama last night asking America to give her husband four more years.
So did she make the case effectively -- stuck to our all star political panel.
AB Stoddard is a contributor for at bay hill.
Stephen Hayes the Centre square is a senior writer for the weekly standard and you move green is a Fox News contributor.
She's a Democrat so let's start -- you had.
And she didn't last.
Passing it if the convention ended last night it would be OK I don't think anyone expected we expect her to be good in this sector -- it's just.
Roll -- over those of violent now my knees buckled and I think.
She really focus you -- -- the convention's going to be about.
Vision and values she she hit hard on the values points short but started -- the conversation provision which are going to be a lot more.
From tonight -- Costello in CarMax CEOs.
Absolutely they -- -- last week we heard from Enron as she did a very.
Effective speech very impassioned as well at last night we heard from the First Lady.
Well -- role is to humanize her husband's and to tell other husbands and wives and.
And maybe first time voters that.
As thousands are real people that they have -- Cared about their kids they've been passionate.
I'm about their and their course and life and their causes she really got across.
Not many personal points of many political ones as well very subtle attempt.
To tell independent and persuade -- voters who remain open minded still in this election.
That the Democratic Party does your husband you just do not begrudge success.
They admire it they want to help others region as well and I thought she managed to leave the political and the personal -- fashion -- Sure didn't you know what you would expect that from Stephen from the wife to tell the story about you know is greatly and you don't see right and at home at stuff like that.
For their people looking -- who are.
You know there's it on the -- and they're trying to figure out OK he's a good man.
At home but how's he doing -- -- in the country because so many good and we look at the statistics and we've got the unemployment and a loss of wealth and everything else and you know that's troubling.
Right I think that -- that remains the bigger challenge of the convention is for Democrats to convey to people that.
Despite what they might think about the direction of the country that in fact President Obama cares about them that he's thinking about them.
I think she did a good job and in sort of taking the edge off -- her husband I think she made the case that.
You know he -- the extent that that she can't that he had normal guy even that was present the United States they were a couple moments though where I think for conservatives listening or maybe independence -- it was.
You stop for second one of them -- you mentioned in this idea that.
They don't begrudge success feature the idea would argue that they're campaigning in some to some degree has been about -- -- successfully end.
That that President Obama doesn't see us and then our country and of the entire campaign is an accident.
-- something we've been talking about today who is the fact that the the platform dropped.
Good name god from the -- -- it was in there in 2008.
Not there now.
Jerusalem it was in -- three times four years ago it's not there at all as well this is not what you wanted to be -- talking about today why did you do it.
Democrats -- god fearing people hate this this is just a non issue and I think it distracts and I think.
The real point is to talk about what's.
Michelle Obama and a miracle and Castro really -- -- last night the investment -- opportunity he can't be pro business without being pro education.
And I think a lot of those messages.
They actually come from a social justice place in the Bible so surely from a platform standpoint what having issues -- -- -- it.
So she just does his messages straight from the Bible are part of the issues that the Democrats are pushing maybe when people see the headline in the headlight and ABC this morning is for Democrats there is no god in 2012.
At least as far as the party's platform is concerned grizzard Jerusalem that's just not helpful for them.
No it isn't it's a distraction and and -- right platforms often -- -- -- from Romney last week because as we know she differs on certain restrictions for.
Hands on abortions at the party and differs with him on in the platform is different than the stated about policy of the Mitt Romney campaign.
But to take out words that were there four years ago obviously is an intentional move.
It provides a distraction.
And criticism from the Republicans -- right at the time that that.
-- conventions kicking off and it doesn't seem like it was entirely necessary.
And the karaoke Mike over to Stephen Hayes Stephen -- beyond beyond that -- there was also I think a very disgraceful move by the head of the Democratic Party Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
She was quoted in says as saying no -- heard from ambassador -- that he thinks that Republican policies are data are dangerous and Republican rhetoric about.
Around and Israel is dangerous and -- she accused a journalist.
Philip cline from the Washington examiner of deliberately.
Making up a quote -- he posted the audio and she said exactly what he reported she said I think she owes an apology and it's a distraction.
Democrats don't need indeed because this is their big week and today -- -- to -- -- drew Stevens and -- and we thank you very much yeah.