Now It's the Democrats' Turn

CBS 58 Live In Charlotte


by Michele McCormack

CHARLOTTE-Delegates and media have been arriving in Charlotte all weekend long in preparation for the DNC.

On Monday, CBS 58's Tom Durian caught up with delegates who got to work painting and hammering away at the Craftsman United House.

The first half was already built by republican delegates during their convention last week in Tampa.

The structure is in a warehouse nearby and tomorrow both sides will be put together for a local veteran on a foundation in Charlotte.

The symbolic nature of the project, of course, both sides coming together.

Perhaps somebody should have told the candidates.

On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama was in football country and swing state Ohio.

He declared that Republican rival Mitt Romney should be penalized for "unnecessary roughness" on the middle class and accused him in a ringing labor Day speech of backing higher taxes for millions after opposing the 2009 auto industry bailout.

Meantime, GOP Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan was in North Carolina telling voters that the only way to change the direction of the country is to change the President.

"Simply put," Ryan declared, "the Jimmy Carter years look like the good old days compared to where we are right now."


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