Your Voice, Your Vote: DNC

The 3 things President Obama needs to do during the DNC.
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President Obama and the Democrats. On the eve of their big convention this is kind of fun we show you -- in Tampa tonight the time lapse from Charlotte now the arena. Getting its own extreme make over before the convention starts that -- meanwhile they governor -- was hoping for after his convention. New numbers coming in tonight from Gallup -- -- saying the Republican Convention had quote minimal impact in fact a new poll finds President Obama with 47%. Mitt Romney 46%. Still a dead heat. And now President Obama gets the ball -- three things he has to score in that arena. Our powerhouse political team covered -- all tonight we begin -- ABC's chief White House correspondent Jake Tapper right there in Charlotte AJ. Good evening David Ball President Obama will not only be competing with Mitt Romney's convention here -- also be competing with memories of his own convention four years ago and all the promise he then seemed to represent. First Lady Michelle Obama came to the podium at the Time Warner arena this afternoon to prepare for her speech tomorrow night. Her husband of the union Labor Day celebration in Toledo Ohio. Took credit for receiving the US auto industry. -- -- It's a line that begins to answer the classic question Ronald Reagan put to voters in 1980. Are you better off. Then you were four years ago. Over the weekend top Obama aides and supporters struggled to answer that question are we where we need to be no we have a lot more work to do. No but that's not the question of this election today an about face we are. Clearly better off as a country absolutely America is. Better off today -- job one for this week the president needs to come up with a compelling case as to why the country is better off now. But it's not just about the parents job to he also needs to paint division of the economy going forward. What will he. -- the recovery is stronger than it's been. How will he create -- ups we know that the president wants to raise taxes on wealthier Americans and invest in education and infrastructure. But what else constitutes his economic vision. And David the third job for the president is to generate some excitement for his candidacy among his supporters now the president has said. That he captured lightning in a bottle last time and there's no way he can replicate that but he does need to get some passion going to get his voters to the voting -- David all right Jake Tapper thanks to you.

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