The Republican National Convention is over, and the Democratic National Convention begins tomorrow in Charlotte, North Carolina. Republicans have confirmed their candidate to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency, and that candidate, Mitt Romney, has laid out his plans for the next four years.
Missouri’s Republican National Committee member, Catherine Hanaway wants to see how Democrats respond.
“I expect that the speakers at the DNC will just be critical of every idea we’ve put forward. I sincerely doubt that they’re going to have any ideas of their own. What I would want to know if I were an independent voter … I’d want to know how the next four years are going to be any different than the last.”
Hanaway says sometimes independent voters have a hard time telling the two parties apart, “But this time when you have a candidate who’s come out and said, ‘I’m going to work to balance the budget, I’m not going to raise taxes on the middle class, I’m going to make this country energy independent by 2020, and I’m for school choice,’ which I think is an extremely bold thing to say and I know won’t even be popular with every Missourian, there is a difference. You’re not going to hear the president be for those things.”
Missouri Republican delegate Chris Howard of Ballwin says he wants to hear the President defend his record from the last four years. “How does he make that argument … from the standpoint that (Mitt) Romney and (Paul) Ryan did, without making it personal … without going flamethrower, scorched earth policy … rather, just lay out the case? Or does he go that other, mudslinging route?”
Missouri Republicans says they expect controversial remarks made by Missouri U.S. Senate Candidate Todd Akin about abortion involving cases of rape to be heavily featured at the Democratic National Convention this week.