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Democrats Offer A ‘Well-Rounded Vision’

Charles Perosino
TOLLAND, Conn., U.S.A. – Following the Republican National Convention
last week in Tampa, Florida, the Democrats this week produced a much more
well-rounded vision for the country when they gathered in Charlotte, North
Whether the Republicans are trying to hide the mess they
created in the last decade or simply cannot offer a plausible platform is debatable.
While Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney didn’t
mention our troops in Afghanistan even once, the Democrats grasped their
commitment for serving those who serve us.
Every single speaker at the Democratic convention told us
what they thought, and never veered away from the truth.
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri wholeheartedly told
us what it meant to him to be a liberal.
Congressman John Lewis of Georgia told us about his past fighting
for civil rights and how he forgave a man who was violent towards him many years
ago. Now they both look forward to together.
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an independent and former
Republican, explained to the entire country why his old party is no longer for
Being a native of Connecticut, a surreal moment occurred when
Gov. Dannel Malloy, a man I once shook hands with in my home state, spoke to
thousands of enthusiastic supporters about a president who will go down in
When the Obama campaign’s senior strategist, David Axelrod,
was first approached by then-Senator Barack Obama, Axelrod considered his run
for the presidency a long shot.  But Obama
won the Democratic nomination in 2008 and went on to become the first
African-American president.
Four years later, historical healthcare reform has been
signed into law, the economy is on the road to recovery, and the war in Iraq,
one of the longest in our history, is over.
The war in Afghanistan has a timetable for bringing our
troops home. And all soldiers can serve without being secretive about whom they
The 2012 Democratic National Convention may have adjourned,
but President Obama hasn’t.