Tonight, President Barack Obama is going to accept the nomination for a second term tonight at the Democratic National Convention. He follows a powerful endorsement from President Bill Clinton, who told Americans they're better off now than they were four years ago.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, a Mitt Romney supporter, joins the "Starting Point" team and says despite the fact that Clinton delivered a great speech, he says it's not enough.
"At the end of the day, speeches don't create jobs. Good policies do," Gov. McDonnell says. "This week, while all these good speeches are going on here, we've got the highest gas prices ever for a Labor Day on Monday. Tuesday, we come out with the debt numbers, $16 trillion in debt. That's $200,000 per family of four. And after the president is going to deliver a great speech tonight, I'm sure it will be one of the best we've ever heard, we'll wake up tomorrow morning with a job report that will show 43 consecutive months over 8%. So the bottom line is speeches make you feel good, but at the end of the day the American people don't think we're better off than four years ago, and they are going to want to change."
"[President Obama] did not create the problem. He just doesn't have a plan to get us out of that. I think he's made it worse," he adds.