Rating President Obama's acceptance speech
Did the president sway undecided voters?
- Duration 5:46
- Date Sep 7, 2012
Did the president sway undecided voters?
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President Obama DNC acceptance speech last night has been described as everything from -- -- very presidential in even a home run.
But he has got his fair share of critics too who say that that home run.
Was more of a hit and miss than anything else but one analyst says that criticism his criticism.
May have more to do with the president's history of inspiring speeches and what he saw as a failure to deliver almost anything of substance last night.
This is a man who gave one of the great speeches.
Of our time in 2004.
And he gave one of the empty speeches I have ever.
On a national stage.
There was nothing in it at least Romney had a five point plan any -- numbers out of that he doesn't say how we get from may to be it's a vision.
I have a vision of America -- there's no disease and everybody has a private airplane.
But unless I tell you how we get there I've said nothing.
Merry cap and editor at large for hot air dot com and in the Fox News contributor and Juan Williams and -- Fox News oh and let's think about for joining us.
Your divinity in that had a busy couple weeks that Mary -- I'll begin with you was this an empty speech.
I don't think there was that on there there were some.
-- with the -- isn't about manufacturing and energy sector job there are real specific but I think it -- It was underwhelming I think most people have that.
A lot of expectations were very high but I think we've actually been a long time since Barack Obama's gonna have really big soaring speech that really hit it out of the park.
I wasn't terribly surprised I think he was actually a little bit kneecap find that -- they were trying to make this convention about any year but 2012.
That's -- Clinton was there that's why there -- running tapes from 84 convention.
And and being very nostalgic -- the fired up ready to go video which was very touching but it from a different time he had to address he had to come on stage and addressed 2012.
-- is harder than what he was doing in LA or -- four.
And that's what happened.
Kneecap by missed out guy like that -- why what's your take did the president get enough specifics.
From the speech that he gave last night what is his plan from that speech where did you get -- plan.
I thought that was a very clear delineation of vision had got -- very clear.
The difference between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and he made this into a very again clear choice for voters and that was his goal.
And if you're asking about specific I think he was very clear in saying that his approach on the tax code.
If -- raised taxes on people who make more than -- 250000.
Dollars he said he and his language he's back and -- they get to the middle class.
And that tax reform effort he also said that in terms of Simpson Bowles the effort to reduce the deficit.
He developed -- to make a deal he wants to make a deal along the lines of Simpson Bowles.
But he is that the Republicans have been willing to let them out acknowledge any increase in tax revenue as part of the deal so I think on both those levels.
Here was something quite clear and specific -- he -- the audience I would add this.
I don't know anybody who was in the audience last night I was there in Charlotte and after and Charlotte and even people who are not.
Vance a Barack Obama Democrats.
They felt the energy and -- audience they think you know what that was the speech that spoke to this audience and two Democrats and revved up their base.
You know -- that jobs report came out today it was expected to come out there were reports set up President Obama.
Had yet been given a copy -- -- -- knew what was to come today.
Perhaps that's why he mentioned -- Mary Catherine mentioned he had the job he talked about creating 100000 new map then that.
Science teachers 600000.
Natural gas jobs.
But no specifics -- -- -- that the unemployment -- is still eight point 1% -- 90000.
Jobs created last night.
Well -- -- what you see is that in fact the unemployment rate went down to eight point one.
But here's the point president Obama's been very clear and again this is the -- -- delineation from Mitt Romney that he wants to be in best.
In American workers and American education in an American.
You know infrastructure in the life.
That's -- clear difference with Romney and I think he is willing to spend government money order to do it.
Now obviously a lot of people who say that we'll blow up the dead or whatever -- -- clear point delineation game gives you an opportunity of the -- make up your mind that.
Thank you very happy you have an opportunity now that.
Minneapolis having had President Obama President Obama always gives people a choice he always make that clear sometimes the choices between him and a straw -- frequently in fact some people.
Very frequently inspires people in the room those -- the true believer that uncertainty -- anyone else.
At issue is there have been four years you've been making these promises for warriors.
He has not met the promises that he made in 2008 and now he says look no one could have -- as promised that let me try again.
That's the -- he's trying to make there is a choice he is perfectly willing to spend.
Untold amounts of federal money until we run out of it.
And beyond and met -- took a gamble maybe let's actually sort of look at our budget figure out what we can do here and he is and totally absent on if you plan.
After you pointed and Wimbledon -- out there and now -- sort of comes the play now that I've totally gonna do that next four years I've.
I think it's hard to believe a lot of what -- We will see I learned performance tonight and -- -- get sixty days to get there thank you that's for joining us we appreciate it thank you welcome.