Democrats are descending on Charlotte, N.C. this week for the party's national convention, and talk of the economy — and whether American are "better off" than they were four years ago — is taking center stage.
When Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland answered "no," Republicans jumped on the comment. Vice President Biden weighed in, saying the answer's yes because "bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive." Expect much more to be said.
As Democrats convene to nominate Barack Obama for a second term, the president will try to seize what one political analyst calls "the most precious moments a political party gets" — a prime-time conversation with the American people.
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