By Thomas J. Basile for FoxNews.com–Much of last week’s Republican National Convention focused on giving Americans a dose of reality about the real state of our country and the fiscal crisis that is threatening our very way of life. At the RNC, the Romney campaign demonstrated that they respected voters enough to give them straight talk about the problems and tough decisions that lay ahead.
Four years ago, the 2008 Democratic National Convention was full of soaring rhetoric and promises of a new tomorrow. Hope, change, Corinthian columns, star-studded camera shots, a teary-eyed Oprah and a vision of America where government swoops in where angels fear to tread, solving problems apparently without Americans having to foot the bill.
This time around, with Obama camp weaker and well defined, they will have to defend their record – without being defensive or arrogant and most importantly without skirting reality. It will be a tall order to be sure. In an effort to try to convince Americans the president needs a second term the DNC will make little to no mention of the following:
1. The National Debt. Now approaching $16 trillion, the national debt and our debt to GDP ratio has never been worse despite the fact that Obama ran on a platform of debt reduction.
During the 2008 campaign he roundly attacked President Bush for borrowing from China to spend money we didn’t have. Now it seems that as long as Obama is spending the money, the national debt doesn’t matter. Under his policies it is projected that the debt will be 200% of GDP by the 2030’s. Obama has already presided over a more than 25% increase in government spending in just three and a half years. Unlike the RNC convention in Tampa, there surely won’t be a National Debt Clock hanging in the arena in Charlotte. READ THE REST AT http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/09/03/five-things-wont-hear-at-democratic-national-convention/#ixzz25RWFNBBd