Michelle Obama makes case for second term for her husband
How was first lady's speech received?
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- Date Sep 5, 2012
How was first lady's speech received?
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And -- -- 9 o'clock here in Charlotte -- to the DNC rolling on how appealing for a second term.
The woman who knows President Obama best and makes -- case in prime time.
Good morning everybody welcome back in Charlotte on Bill -- here live at America's Newsroom for the DNC you how you feel -- I'm feeling gray brush your day to well whatever -- -- borrowers haven't heard that that it does give up my account the mind in the morning everybody at home so First Lady Michelle Obama headlined the Democratic National Convention last night is a big night for her.
She stood in front of a crowd of faith -- and said that the president basically needs another four years to finish the job.
See the concern in his eyes.
And I hear the determination in his voice as he tells me you won't believe what these folks are going -- Michelle it's not right.
We got to keep working to fix this we've got so much more than -- So already now we have reaction from the Romney team saying in part quote on the first night of present Obama's convention.
Not a single speaker uttered the words Americans are better off now than they were four years ago.
Our country deserves real solutions and a plan to turn our economy around and quote Bob Cusack.
Now managing editor the hill would -- now let's get to Romney's comment in a moment first the speech last night how did it play -- Bill I was in -- mean I mean it played very well brought down the house it was genuine.
But at the same time.
Very carefully crafted speech which he didn't mention Mitt Romney's name -- clear it was clear that the contest he was drawn between the president.
And Mitt Romney saying he understands.
Ordinary Americans and suggesting that Mitt Romney is not.
Are now back to the Romney statement what -- Democrats tried to avoid in this national conversation about.
Well every every day that we're talking about the economy and the question of -- you better off.
That's a good day for Republicans so we thought about Mitt Romney's tax returns Democrats are winning.
-- for analyzing the economy and as an ailing economy right now you look at all the numbers.
That's that's what Republicans want to talk about so we didn't hear a lot of from Michelle Obama.
On that other than.
We need to have more work to do and you need to give us a little more time.
Michelle Obama's pleading for more patience.
How tough is that as a political selling point when unemployment is a plus.
Well I mean it's it's a tough sell -- is a great speech -- with a speech of both conventions so far.
But if you look at the last three elections 200620082010.
Wave elections where the electorate has been very angry.
A lot of people think we're on the wrong track so when you pleading for patience it it is a very difficult sell that's why I think.
The -- Obama is going to be attacking Mitt Romney on Thursday night because.
He needs to say this is not necessarily a referendum on him but -- a choice between -- two different directions.
Know what viewers at home may not have seen unless they were watching earlier in the night.
Are that many appeals in speeches to abortion and pro choice here in the Charlotte.
And the appeals directly to the auto bailout what is the strategy.
There Bob on both.
Well bill I think any of abortion it it's getting the base at -- both Mitt Romney and and Obama they need their base out so when you're talking abortion that's gonna.
Rev up the activists that are here in Charlotte as far as the auto bailout that plays well in Michigan and that plays also well in Ohio and this battle I think is going to be won or lost in the midwest so.
We hear a lot about -- -- -- abortion -- probably getting a lesson that I think after this convention but you need to fire up the base and that's what the strategy was.
Know we'll see Sander food tonight at 9 o'clock hour Sandra -- -- -- Bob Cusack thank you for your time talking later live in Sherman thank you sir thank -- -- well.