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With more on the convention the North Carolina a governor Democrat Bev Perdue joins us -- from the convention hall today -- told the mayor of Newark.
Cory -- -- been -- warming up on stage for one of the speakers tonight course Michelle Obama's really that.
To have water we have Castro from San Antonio the mayor be the keynote speaker we'll talk about all that coming up.
But let me ask you by governor that key question that everybody seems to be talking about the last few days -- better off than we were four years ago.
I can only speak for North Carolina and what's happened here.
Now little more than four years ago we were in Charlotte watching Wachovia collapse of major financial institutes of -- in America.
We saw decimation of our manufacturing enterprise we saw tens of thousands of jobs lost stock because -- of their worst recession since the Great Depression.
Right now -- -- there -- lots of people in my state unemployed did not understand how hard it is for those families.
But in the day after -- nine months of consecutive job Brad.
We appear to be coming out and that puts this in a better place philosophically.
So on their way out -- think all of -- -- -- have to remain very optimistic and focused on job creation.
If -- are if things are really getting better and if they're getting better your state which President Obama won last time around can be very close looks like this time if things are really getting better then why aren't you running.
For reelection you I'm not -- right.
I'm not -- I'm -- focus on educational technology protest she used to do my life.
Which I think is the most transformational thing to happen to public schools and universities and probably.
More than a century set.
That's where my energy and expertise is -- -- right.
But back to our -- north Carolina's one -- eight triple wide body rated states in the country we've created a 100000 jobless patients here in the last three years.
Sixteen billion dollars worth of investment are back text red hot.
-- we're gonna continue to focus on workforce training and -- employment issues and try to -- jobs for all of their under employed in kind of.
Wake up most of the people look at -- it would it would have been potential race for you -- -- -- not right there would have been a tough go and for President Obama this time around even though he won last time.
You look at the polls now I was just looking at 538 dot com before we started talking and it's Romney up one and a half points again very close but maybe leaning more towards Romney than Obama.
What's the argument specifically for North Carolina the President Obama -- to -- Well for North Carolina it's early we're just now focus and we're here to energize and -- side air base to talk about our issues we are ready on the ground dollar over the state we've registered.
Thousands and thousands of people -- -- Oliver North Carolina plant at the end of the day folks in North Carolina have a clear choice as they do in the country.
You can either go forward I go backwards you can go back to what got us into this fiscal mess in the first place and -- the former administration are you can go forward writing continue to invest in the future -- I was going to be less than in the distresses him.
A theme the idea going say -- this is really we really inherited a mess former President Bush in other -- continued to blame President Bush this week.
And will that be something you think we present Michelle Obama -- talk about that towards the workers the tone of the convention going to be different from that.
I don't believe the time of the convention is about blaming anybody happily the -- of convention and and all of us here this morning of really acknowledgment of how tough it is an American how -- is still banned.
But one that this is the greatest country in the world that's why we're called Americans that's why we're -- proud.
And we all believe that better days are there for us as we work hard and get an education and and go to war.
-- governor Bev Perdue of North Carolina the state that's hosting.
The Democrats this week thank you governor thank you.
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