The Daily Rundown | September 05, 2012
>>> back to the future, it's bill clinton 's night at the democratic convention . we have a pretty good idea of what 42 wants to do for 44 tonight.
>>> democrats in the hall went wild for the first lady, mayor castro and others -- a surprise. abortion, outside the hall, protesters took to the streets of charlotte in between rainstorms.
>> this is the daily rundown. a lot to cover this hour, including president obama 's first hour. and senators durbin and bennett.
>> let's get to the first reads of the morning. day two will be a little bit of a split screen showdown, as former president bill clinton versus the nfl. when bill clinton places the nomination, don't underestimate the big dog , clinton has had to compete for the nation's attention before. don't forget the infamous 1997 state of the union address on a split screen with the o.j. simpson verdict. anyone who wants to rise to the occasion and compete against something, bill clinton will likely be -- also on the program, massachusetts senate candidate elizabeth warren , planned parenthood 's cecile richards . one more point about bill clinton 's speech, anybody who thinks that this is going to be anything other than a full-fledged endorsement of president obama 's policies has spent too much time reading the " washington post ." democrats top republicans on their first night because it was simply a better run tv show . did ann romney and chris christie -- as question said then, taken together it was discourse that -- miopportunity, rising from humble backgrounds and the convention audience seem to be more i emotionally and more passionately dominated the hall, a stark contrast to night one at the rnc, thumb and simply structure. the first lady mixed the personal and the professional. it was a speech designed to address her husband's biggest vulnerability right now which is disillusioned democrats.
>> change is hard, and change is slow and it never happens all at once. but eventually, we get there.
>> with president's likability polls shrink over mitt romney , michelle tried to get democrats to fall in love again.
>> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are, no, it reveals who you are. when it comes to his character and his convictions and his heart, barack obama is still the same man i fell in love with all those years ago.
>> her chief role, character witness .
>> i hear the determination in his voice as he tells me, you won't believe what these folks are going through, michelle, it's not right. we have got to keep working to fix this we have got so much more to do.
>> and while she never mentioned romney by name, a few lines about her husband seemed to directly contrast him with the republican nominee.
>> i have seen how the issues that come across a president's desk are always the hard ones t problems where no amount of data or numbers will get you to the right answer. for barack, success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives.
>> and the speech cull minuminated with the first lady showing rare public emotion. at the end of the day , my role is still parent in chief.
>> here's the president and their daughters watching from the white house . she owned that room like nobody in tampa owned that room, maybe other than that ironically scott walker . last night was not just about bolstering the president but it was about hitting romney. and there was a lot of red meat again the hours of 6:00 and 10:00 . take a look.
>> where mitt romney was willing to turn his back on akron, dayton and toledo, ohio, the president said i've got your back.
>> if mitt was santa claus , he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves.
>> mitt romney has talked about all the things he's fixed, i can tell you massachusetts was not one of them.
>> even the video dedicated to the late senator ted kennedy .
>> i am pro choice , my opponent is multiple choice .
>> abortion and women's issues were a big topic last night.
>> we believe that a woman considering an abortion should not be forced to have an ultrasound against her will. we believe that rape is rape.
>> not since 1992 have democrats sent so much time touting the issue of reproductive rights on such a large stage. i caught up with pennsylvania senator bob casey and asked him what he thought. you're obviously a well known pro life democrat, are you comfortable with what you're hearing tonight?
>> we have differences of opinion on that, but i think what people are focused on, not just tonight but throughout the campaign is the fundamental difference of what's good for the country.
>> where you wonder of all this focus on this, does it hurt them with catholics, finally the job of appealing to the madss, san antonio mayor julio castro .
>> my family's story isn't special, what special is the america that makes our story possible. my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, i could hold this microphone.
>> don't underestimate the power of the message democrats wanted to send with this image, with castro 's 3-year-old daughter watching him speak. he pitches supporters in a fundraising e-mail, together we