Reason’s Matt Welch explains the three major stories to be on the lookout for during the DNC convention in Charlotte, North Carolina:
1. What record is Obama going to be running on? Not only has the economy continued to plummet, but he’s failed to deliver on several key promises, such as closing Gitmo and winding down the wars.
2. Will the media expend the same amount of energy vetting facts put forth by members of the Obama administration as they did with the Paul Ryan speech?
3. What exactly do President Obama and Vice President Biden plan to do with a second term?
Barack Obama campaigned as a liberal in 2008, running against the Iraq War, promising to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, pledging not to raid medical marijuana dispensaries operating within state law, and setting the goal of comprehensive immigration reform.
Contrary to the rhetoric of candidate Obama, President Obama has mired the U.S. military in Afghanistan, kept Gitmo open, stepped up federal medical marijuana raids, and deported immigrants at a faster rate than any president in history.
Reason TV talked to delegates in Charlotte the day before the 2012 Democratic National Convention to find out how they felt about Obama’s record on these issues and whether or not its still fair to consider him a liberal.0 Recommend This