Former President Bill Clinton electrified the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night. Now it is President Obama's turn. There are a lot of issues that can and will be discussed but the albatross around this administration's neck is the economy. So how will he address the issue tonight at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina?
Obama 2012 Campaign Advisor, Patrick Gaspard says, "I think that President Obama is gonna tell the story about this economy and what he has done to pull us out of this economy, by walking us again through the prism of the shared values he has with middle class Americans."
Democratic strategists contend the president's poll numbers are directly tied to the middle class pocketbook.
Robert Johnson, founder of BET and of The RLJ Companies, contends "the moment has arrived "for the President to step up with an aggressive outreach for black America in his speech" to get them enthusiastic about going to the polls like he has with other communities to include the women’s, Hispanic and LGBT vote.
Johnson says, "We have suffered through four years of 14 percent and above African-American unemployment. If the whole country were facing 14.3 percent unemployment, it would be total turmoil in demanding change to put people back to work. I think its incumbent of the president to talk about the fact and we cannot tolerate 14.3 percent among African-Americans any more than we tolerate 8.3 percent for all Americans."
Congressman Xavier Beccerra is attending the DNC and says the most important factor for minority America is, "jobs, jobs, jobs. That's it!" Becerra, the vice chair of the Democratic Caucus says, "if we are working we are doing much better…It is all about jobs. If you look at every study, it shows that our net worth as a family, our ability to send our kids to a good college, everything is dependent on having money. That means good jobs."
In the past few months, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis acknowledged a million jobs were created and half of that number went to the Latino workforce. Becerra was asked to respond to that statistic. "More and more jobs in America are requiring high skill. More and more, you've got to have college or some college in order to be able to keep a good paying job." The Los Angeles Congressman admits labor jobs may not keep families afloat like years ago, saying they "are not paying as well and are going away."
On the jobs front, the August 2012 jobs numbers are to be released Friday by the labor department. The numbers could be one determining factor as to how long and much of a bump in poll numbers President Obama receives after his Thursday night DNC speech. The numbers are released early Friday morning; just hours after the president's speech that is expected to rally the Democratic Party.
Meanwhile, last week at the Republican National Convention, Governor Mitt Romney said if he were elected president, he would create 12 million jobs in four years’ time.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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