State Democrats eager to rebut GOP claims, carry own message
BY CHRIS CASTEEL NewsOK.com
Sunday, September 02, 2012
9/02/12 at 5:59 AM
Oklahoma Democrats say they're ready to counter Republican attacks as they gather for their party's national convention in Charlotte, N.C., where President Barack Obama will be nominated this week for a second term.
"We're all excited and anxious to get going and have our turn," Wallace Collins, chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, said Friday.
Collins said the Republican National Convention held last week in Tampa was "full of hate and fear" and untruths. Democrats will stress the economic progress made under the president in the last four years and remind Americans that the president deserves credit for many things, including the survival of the U.S. auto industry, he said.
Tom Guild, a delegate to the convention from Edmond, said, "Democrats have brought the economy they inherited from the George W. Bush administration back from a near total meltdown, liquidated Osama bin Laden, fought for civil rights, saved the American auto industry, fought for the middle class and brought a sense of balance and realism in the area of foreign policy."
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Original Print Headline: Delegates ready for their turn in spotlight
Wallace Collins: "We're all excited and anxious to get going and have our turn."