Democrats say after watching the Republican Nation Convention last week, they're excited for it to be their turn. But the local republican party does not think the Democratic National Convention will be worth watching.
"It's more fun to watch this week than last week," Mesa County Democrats co-chair Karl Castleton said.
The Republican National Convention is over and now it's the democrats turn to rally voters and try to get our president re-elected for another four years. And to start it off, first lady Michelle Obama took the stage.
"No one knows this person who we're asking to be president better than their spouse,” Castleton said. “So I think it was an appropriate choice.”
"Michelle Obama is a wonderful speaker she gave a great speech last night but again she asked for more time for her husband,” Mesa County Republicans vice chair Kevin McCarney said. “And I think her husband has had enough time."
Republicans say they're not expecting any of the speakers-- including the president-- to talk about major issues that are important to the American people like the economy and unemployment numbers.
"I think we're going to be waiting a long time to hear anything new out of the democrats this time,” McCarney said. “It's going to be an orgy of bashing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. You're not going to see anything new you're just going to see them ask for four more years to get things done they couldn't in the last four."
But democrats say the president is still trying to clean up the mess from the last president and he deserves another term.
"Unemployment did rise initially, but has come down from the high of 10% down to 8.3% where it started at,” Castleton said. “Compare that to four years of George Bush it was at 4.4% or something and it went up to 7.3 %."
"That's 42 months of 8% unemployment plus when he promised it would never go above 8% when he passed the stimulus bill," McCarney said.
And going into day two of the DNC, democrats are hoping to prove the republicans wrong by addressing their plan.
"I think people really need to drive home what we plan to do in the next four years,” Castleton said. “If Barack Obama is elected and we turn congress back to the democrats which I think is important where are we going to head with that?"