Election 2012: Obama and Democrats seek to exploit advantage on foreign policy
“The president has gotten us out of Iraq. We’re getting out of Afghanistan,” Richardson said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” ”We’ve got free trade agreements in Latin America we have a president that brilliantly dealt with the situation in Libya, with the Arab spring.”
Thousands of delegates and volunteers were arriving in Charlotte during the Labor Day weekend ahead of the Democratic convention.
About 600 people marched Sunday through Charlotte’s central business district to protest corporate greed in a demonstration that was lively but smaller than organizers had touted. The marchers carried signs and banners, banged drums and chanted on a sunny afternoon as part of the March on Wall Street South. Their numbers were a fraction of the 5,000 that organizers expected for what was likely to be the week’s biggest protest.
Romney spent Sunday at his New Hampshire vacation home. He and his wife, Ann, attended church services Sunday morning at the chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Campaign officials said Romney would spend much of the Democrats’ convention week preparing for the presidential debates.
Obama was campaigning Sunday in Boulder, Colorado, on the middle leg of a three-day battleground state trip in the lead-up to his convention.
Viewership was down markedly for the GOP convention this year. According to The Nielsen Co., some 30 million viewers tuned in Thursday night when Romney gave his acceptance speech, compared to some 40 million who watched Arizona Sen. John McCain accept the Republican nomination in 2008.