Democrats Discuss Issues On the Record

Last week the Republicans spoke out about their views, and this week it was the Democrats' turn. John Flowers, the Chair of the Lauderdale County Democratic Party, and Stephen Wilson, a Mississippi delegate for the Democratic National Convention, voiced their opinions on multiple issues plaguing the Democratic Party and the country. Delegate Wilson hopes to learn exactly what Obama plans to do if elected at the convention.

"I hope to see them articulate their positions clearly and get the message out as to what they would do should President Obama be given another four years as I hope he is. Hopefully they can articulate a little bit more upon what's happened in the last four years."

They also discussed how traditionally Republican states like Virginia and North Carolina are starting to see a shift in their political views, and Wilson accounts at least part of the change to the economy, and lengths the unemployed will go to for a job.

"Right now there are more and more people moving from place to place, be it for jobs or family or for whatever other reason, and I think whenever you get a large influx of people into a state, it can change the composition of that electorate."

Although it seems like the Democrats and Republicans are constantly battling one another on a multitude of issues, Flowers believes that in order for the country to succeed, you must support the leadership, even if you don't share the same political views.

"The only thing that was really good, that I really liked was when Mr. Romney said he supported the president when he first got elected, and that sounds good because we are a united country, so if you wish the president to fail, then you couldn't love the country, and I was glad to hear that he did support him in the beginning."

The Democratic National Convention runs from September 3rd through 6th in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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