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September 7th, 2012
06:58 AM ET

Starting Point live blog for Friday, Sept. 7th, 2012

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We've opened a live blog for "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" this morning, with Soledad live from the Midnight Diner in Charlotte, NC with a full recap of President Obama's speech and the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention. Soledad and our Starting Point producers will be moderating.

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  1. Mark Newsom

    Where is the outcry regarding the disenfranchised military Service Members who quite often are not in a location where they can even request an absentee ballot? What is being done to help them? Or is there some reason we don't want their votes cast? I'm just sayin. I know military installations try to help and military leaders encourage service members to vote but I don't see a proactive movement to help them. Sometimes they are in a place where they can't do it let alone request absentee ballots. There should be a military voters registration card and a system set up so they can vote in person where ever they are on the planet.

    September 7, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jan

    As the media gushes about the Democratic convention, I wonder why they don't remind people of the many challenges that were faced at the Republican convention? The Republicans had to deal with re-shuffling their convention due to the potential storm. They were being chided by Democrats and their media friends about how it would look if they "partied" too much while others were suffering from the storm. The expectation was that Republicans were supposed to tamp down their convention, while now the media is all about how wonderful the energy was in Charlotte. We even heard some Democrat say that: Republicans are partying while black people drown

    September 7, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark Newsom

      Romney went to New Orleans right away and they did adjust their convention in a way that showed heart. How about the DNC convention adjustment? Look at only a 20% chance of rain. I think there was some other reason for the adjustment. Maybe they couldn't fill the stadium and didn't want the media to show empty seats??? That's just a guess and could be a mile off but I do think there was some other reason for the change.

      September 7, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jan

    Soledad certainly does her best to defend Barack Obama. I don't think I've heard her be as aggressive defending Mitt Romney when she has Democratic guests on who bash Mr. Romney.
    I'm also wondering why we have heard little to no discussion about fact checking the Democratic speakers at the convention. There was a lot of distortion going on there, but compared to the obsession with fact checking last week's convention, we have heard little to nothing about what was said in Charlotte.

    September 7, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark Newsom

      Again, I agree with you. Every once in a while, we will hear an attempt to be unbiased but for the most part, it always reverts back to the same thing. Soledad used quite a bit to fight the battle regarding the Republican claim that President Obama gutted Medicare, but if you actually go to that web site, they have a bunch of articles that go against the Democrats and are in favor of Republicans. We don’t hear too much of those articles. Hmmm.

      September 7, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Mark Newsom

    Regarding Rep Chu's comment on job creation, how exactly does a President create a job? I ask this because I think most people thru blind faith simply cheer that statement without a clue to what they are cheering for. I would suggest that a President's policies can enable or facilitate job growth, but The only jobs he can "create" are those czar type positions that surround him. And maybe you could count his appointees.

    September 7, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Mark Newsom

    Regarding Rep Quinn, "it's pretty extreme to not release your tax returns," remember when Democrats said years ago that President Clinton should be able to have a private life when he was having some good old fashion college fun in the Whitehouse? wanting some degree of privacy is not a logical measure of extremism.

    September 7, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jan

      Is it also pretty extreme to hide your college records and applications or hide Fast & Furious coverup documents? Democrats don't mind "secrets" as long as those secrets are being held by their fellow Democrats.

      September 7, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mark Newsom

        I agree with you. The hypocrisy is astounding. I think the reason for such illogical arguments and comments on a daily basis is that most people are nodding their heads in agreement without even stopping long enough to think it through.

        September 7, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mark Newsom

    Regarding Rep Steve Israel's comments about an "obstructive Republican Congress," it was in fact a Democrat led 110th US Congress that had the Constitutional mandate to pass a budget and control spending that got us where we are. And Congressman Obama was part of that 110th US Congress. The mess of a vote the DNC had with the platform issue was almost a replay of how they passed the Affordable Care Act. In both cases, the Democrats forced their decision.

    September 7, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse | Reply

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