Obama Gets Fired-up for Upcoming Convention

David Kerley previews focus points for the Democratic National Convention.
3:00 | 09/01/12

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The ball moving to president obama's court as he prepares for his coming convention this week. Visiting u.S. Troops on friday, exactly two years after declaring the end to the u.S. Combat mission in iraq. David kerley is at the white house this morning. David, the president trying to draw some stark contrast with his challenger in that speech. Reporter: Dan, very quickly, the obama campaign pointed out that not once did mitt romney mention the war in afghanistan or the military. So, the president stopped at ft. Bliss, surrounded by soldiers. It was an official stop. But that didn't stop the president pointing out his record. He meant what he said. Ending the war in iraq, going aft after al qaeda. Even as this war ends, we will stay vigilant until afghanistan is never again a course for attacks against america. Never again. Reporter: The big message for the president to the soldiers is that the commitment of the country to those soldiers is just beginning. He talks about mental health and several other issues facing our soldiers. Dan? He talked about the message there. Now, the president gears up for the democratic convention. Is there an overriding theme they're hoping to convey? Reporter: Yeah. Choice, choice, choice, choice, between the way the republicans want to run the country and the way the president has been moving the country. I asked if they would counter clint eastwood, how they're going to counter him at the convention. An obama official told me, we're not. Shocker. David, thanks very much. How do you counter clint eastwood? We can't talk all about politics without noting this new trend. After that clint eastwood speech, the newest phase is eastwooding. People chastising empty chairs. Even pets are getting into the act now. There's a twitter account for that chair. Some 62,000 followers. Amazing. I think how hard it is to get followers. Wait a sec. An empty chair is getting 62,000. I'm kind of losing. Maybe that will inspire ron claiborne to get a twitter account. Okay, dan and bianna.

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