Assessing the Democratic convention’s messages, impact


    Hour 1

    President Barack Obama made his case for re-election last night inside the Charlotte arena that has hosted the Democratic National Convention this week, moved inside from the much larger stadium by the threat of rain. His acceptance of the Democratic nomination capped a busy week for the Democrats, punctuated by platform politics and protests, and highlighted by widely lauded speeches by his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, ending Tuesday night and former President Bill Clinton closing out Wednesday night. Joining us to reflect on the Democrats’ message and ticket going into November’s election is Plymouth Township, Montgomery County, Councilman VINCE GILLEN, a young Democratic delegate returning from his first convention; DICK POLMAN, longtime political columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and National Interest blogger for WHYY’s NewsWorks; and JULIAN ZELIZER, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and author of the new book “Governing America.”

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    Photo Credit: AP Photo/David Goldman, File

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