Democratic National Convention 2012
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For Charlotte, the party’s over. After a year of planning for the Democratic National Convention, delegates, journalists and even protesters have left North Carolina largest city.
His convention over, President Barack Obama ran smack into the harsh reality of a bleak new report on the nation’s unemployment outlook Friday. Republican rival Mitt Romney pounced on the disappointing jobs figures as fresh evidence that it’s time to put someone new in the Oval Office.
His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progress Thursday night toward fixing the nation’s stubborn economic woes but vowed in a Democratic National Convention finale, “Our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met.”
They are the missing pages of a convention story line, ideas and initiatives once prominently featured in President Barack Obama’s agenda.
President Obama made his plea to voters at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night to keep him in the White House for another four years, but CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer said the speech lacked the pizzaz that former President Bill Clinton brought with him Wednesday night.