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Democratic Party Chairman Jim Wark said the Democratic National Convention was
a week of high energy and optimism, despite the controversy surrounding the
party's debate to remove the mention of God from its platform.
"As far as the party being energized, it appears on all ends
the Democratic Party Convention was twice as energetic as the Republican Party
was," Wark said in a phone interview Thursday. "Most people were standing on
their feet throughout President Obama's speech."
said that President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination in front of
what he described as a full, lively crowd in Charlotte, N.C. and asked for
another four years in office.
his acceptance speech, Obama said, "You elected me to tell you the truth. And
the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges
that have built up over decades."
a third straight disappointing monthly job report was released this morning. A
national ad released by Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for president of
the United States states, "Here in Ohio we are not better off under president
Obama.. his failed economics and trade policies with China have destroyed
thousands of jobs."
those lines, Wark explained that Obama has a plan to help the millions of
Americans that are struggling, a plan the president says will rebuild America's
economy. The plan is designed to help people who have lost their jobs and are
still seeking work, the county party chair said.
wants a handout, but when you're only making 7 and a quarter an hour or can't
find a job and you have a family, you don't have anything to fall back on but
government programs -- food stamps and such," Wark said.
the phone interview, Wark also touched on the controversy surrounding the
Democratic Party's debate over removing the mention of God from the party's
people to be knit picking about God being on our platform, each night prior to
the start of the convention, there was a prayer said, and each night when the
convention closed, there was a prayer said," Wark said.
closing, Wark said that he hopes people who watched both party conventions will
focus on how the key issues were addressed.
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