Next Stop: The Democratic National Convention
The Democratic National Convention begins tomorrow in Charlotte, North Carolina. Today on “Fox News Sunday,” Obama Campaign Senior Strategist, David Axelrod, was asked how the Democrats can recapture the magic from four years ago. “We don’t have the problems the other party has, we are not divided, we don’t have to worry about what others are saying on the side, said Axelrod.”
With the conclusion of the Republican National Convention, Axelrod also explained that Governor Romney didn’t address how to help the middle class, and that he presented plans derived from the “failed policies of the past.” Axelrod continued, saying he sees no bounce for Republicans coming out of the convention.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa , who is also the Chairman of the Democratic National Convention, is expected to be a key figure in the upcoming events this week in Charlotte. Villaraigosa was interviewed today on “Fox News Sunday” and, like Axelrod, described the Republican’s policies as a “platform from another century.” As a representative to the Latino community, Villaraigosa firmly defended the Obama administration when asked about the President’s record over the last four years. The Mayor explained he thinks the president can get as much as 70% of the Latino vote and that President Obama's policies brought 2 million Latinos out of poverty.