By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Thursday, Barack H Obama accepted his party’s nomination for a second term in the White House. All 69 Alabama Delegates to the Democratic Party National Convention supported the President.
Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead said, “This news may come as a shock to many Alabama voters. After all of the claims from Democrat candidates running for office this year that they are still the conservative party your grandfather once belonged to, you have to wonder why that they would unanimously support the most radical, liberal President to ever inhabit the White House. It is amazing to me that not one of those Alabama Democrats was willing to take a stand against the liberal extremism Barack Obama continues to espouse.”
President Barack H. Obama made the case in his speech that his presidency has moved the country ‘forward’ and he asked the American people for four more years to continue the direction that he started. President Obama said, “I won’t pretend the path I’m offering is quick or easy. I never have. You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. 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. It will require common effort, shared responsibility, and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one.”
Republican Perry Hooper Jr. said on Facebook, “Sure, President Obama gave a good speech- He is a good Orator! Vision is good but you have to tell the American people how you are going to get from A to B! He made promises tonight that were the same promises he made 4 years ago that has not been able to deliver on. The one important issue that is on the minds of every American is Jobs. 23 million Americans are out of work and he never addressed it!!!!!! And he talked about getting tough on foreign oil !!! What?? Gas prices have gone up from $1.81 to $3.85 a gallon!!! The two issues that he rammed through a Democrat Congress- The Stimulus Act and The Obama Care Health Care Act was his only accomplishments and he didn’t even bring them up. I thought that was interesting. Bottom line: Its the economy!”
Romney for President Campaign Manager Matt Rhoades released a written statement in response to President Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention: “Tonight President Obama laid out the choice in this election, making the case for more of the same policies that haven’t worked for the past four years. He offered more promises, but he hasn’t kept the promises he made four years ago. Americans will hold President Obama accountable for his record – they know they’re not better off and that it’s time to change direction. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will restore America’s promise and deliver a better future for our country.”
Chairman Armistead said of Alabama Democrats, “That they would all support a candidate and a platform that seeks to redefine the sacred institution of marriage by supporting same-sex marriage is astounding. That they would blindly follow a man and a Party that believes in abortion on demand is heartbreaking.” “I believe it can be said that what was left of the once conservative wing of the Alabama Democratic Party is dead and buried as of last night. The Party leaders have fully embraced Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.”
The political website Real Clear Politics shows the two candidates in a perfect tie at 46.7% as the election head down the last 60 day stretch. The electoral college count they have is 221 solid or leaning towards President Obama versus 191 solid or leaning towards Governor Romney. They have Alabama as a solid Romney state. That leaves Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, and New Mexico as tossup states.