September 4th, 2012
07:33 AM ET

Tuesday's live events

The Republicans have had their day, and now it's time for the Democrats to hold their national convention.  Watch Live for gavel-to-gavel coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

12:00 pm ET - CNN Election Roundtable - Join Wolf Blitzer and the CNN political team as they discuss the DNC and issues affecting this year's presidential election.

12:20 pm ET - Ryan on the road - GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan has a busy day today.  He attends a rally at a recreation center in Westlake, Ohio, then travels to Iowa for a 5:10 pm ET event at a community college in Cedar Rapids.

12:35 pm ET - Obama back to school - Two days before he addresses the DNC, President Obama will speak to supporters on the campus of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia.

5:00 pm ET - Democratic National Convention - The first full day of business at the DNC gets under way in Charlotte, North Carolina. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. Denial

    Lookit all the BushBamaites ignoring racists votes just like they ignored the UN, CIA, and FBI proof that Iraqis had NOTHING to do with 9/11 and had ZERO WMDs.
    You KNOW why Obama recieved nearly 100% of black citizens votes but won't come right out and say it. RACISM.

    September 4, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Tesla

      So what were the black folk who voted for white person called? Reverse racist? Traitors to their race? I'm calling BS on your post. I'll call YOU what YOU are: bigot without a point.

      September 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lmao @ banasy, ya know he HATES bein called Willard! Thats why he chose mitt when he was a kid.

    September 4, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Probably the connotation that went with it; a boy whose best friend was a rat named Ben.

      September 4, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. Denial

    Bush gave you Iraq, and now Obama will give you Iran. Of course you will waste most of it, and your leaders know this. (40% food waste is microcosm)
    And is why you still have Venezuela on your plate. But after you eat Iran and Venezuela, watch out. YOU are next on their menu. (ref: CIA moved to Denver)

    September 4, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    So WHO cares? I mean really, who freaking cares? At least they voted. They didnt sit around and complain knowing the whole time that they didnt even bother to vote! And im NOT black and i voted for him!

    September 4, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Racism isn't a "form" of hatred, IMO, it's one of the highest forms of hatred. I say that because "that" hatred is based on nothing more than difference. But then again, it has "always" been mans nature to destroy anything they don't understand.

    September 4, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    lol @ banasy true. And to the pink elephant in the room: Is there a method to your madness??? Sheesh!

    September 4, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  7. oh boi

    Don't tell me you folks haven't figured-out that President Obama will be reelected. I mean, this has got to be the easiest call ever.
    Even easier than the Bush-Kerry race when John Kerry threw in the towel after Ohio right after promising his supporters that he would "see the race through to the end".
    President Obama will conquer Iran and Venezuela, and his replacement will conquer the USA. (you)

    September 4, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Tesla

      Unless you don't live in the United States, that would apply to you, too. What's up with the "oh boi", bigotman?

      September 4, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    Oh that's just a conspiracy theory! Just because 100% of black people who bothered to vote, voted for Obama ... what kinda of proof is that of racism?
    A theory is a just that... a theory. But once you see the numbers it is no longer a theory, but a possibility of concluding "bias or racism" as the reason.

    September 4, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ bobcat, no jokes today? Now would be a great time for one dont you agree?

    September 4, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    It is so unbelievable that just because a man who is different, only in name and color, nothing more, was elected president, that the country would come so close to tearing itself apart. People went so far as to say that he swore the oath of presidency on a koran instead of the bible, that he is the anti-christ, (I still haven't figured that one out) deny that he is a US citizen and on and on and on.
    You would think in the 21st century, we would have gotten beyond all that.
    If it's this bad now. I have to wonder what it's going to be like when we get our first woman president.

    September 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alexander54

      How do you know these things aren't true? He was born of royalty (father was reportedly a tribal king) and he is of many nations. He spent most of his life living outside of the United States. How go you know what he is? Of course he will win though. . . the fix is in.

      September 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      We are ALL of many nations.
      Guess that is only an issue if the candidate is one of color.
      Whatta load of hooey!

      September 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Roflmao @ bobcat, awesome! Risky, but funny! 🙂

    September 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      That was short lived wasn't it ? I knew it wouldn't stay, but I had to try. At least "you" got to see it. LMAO

      September 4, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    I will say this, and then I am done with the black/Obama vote:
    I personally know of at least 4 black people who voted for McCain.
    All by myself.
    I know 4, definitively.
    So, right there, 100% is incorrect.

    Prejudice is a product of ignorance that hides behind barriers of tradition.

    Traditionally, candidates have all been white.
    BO broke that tradition.
    So, yes, many black people voted for him, in addition to white, brown, yellow, etc.
    Women voted for hem, men voted for him, *people* voted for him.

    There is no point to this.

    September 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      I know a few, too. I don't know what the point of these posts are. Just more fodder for racists to be racist.

      September 4, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    @ bobcat (in a hat)©, You are correct in that Obama is NOT the anti-christ.
    Here's why, the anti-christ will be all things to all people. This leader will be able to unit the worlds faiths with a political agenda assisted by a corrupted global religious system.

    September 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      I know Mary. I had posted on this subject some time ago. trying to explain what the anti-christ was all about. Of course I was berated beyond belief for that. But what else is new !?. People are always going to have their own agenda of fear with no basis.

      September 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hamsta

    Obama got laughed out of louisiana last night, but you won't hear that on liberal left wing media. They ate in Obama's ba,k po,ket. Just like they won't tell you about Romney's plans. Obama's plan is to bend forward. Everyone knows wjat happens when you bend forward. Maybe some indivuals need to listen to conservative radio. Tjere is a lot you won't know about if you are dronling Obama's kool aid. For onstance for someone who os so concernef about helping the next man, he sure won't give his own brother a dollar for his sick kid to see a doctor. Watch 2016 yhe movie, it's in there.

    September 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tigerrrrr

      You get your information from a movie. Sad.

      September 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tesla

      It'snot the "Liberal media" that's keeping Romney's plan back. He don't have one. Unless you count "Getting the black dude out of the white house" a plan. Then yes he does.

      September 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      @Limbaugh ..oops Hamsta ...Maybe just maybe ...If you got your "news" from multiple sources you could possibly separate the wheat from the chaff. But, since you don't ...,you sound like a Limbaugh clone spouting Joseph Goebbels' big lie.

      September 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hamsta

    Sorry about all the typos, for some reason I can't use the mobile vrrsion and can't see what I am typing.

    September 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
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