democratic national convention en Commentary: The Democratic National Convention <p>I again asked students in my American Political Parties class at Columbia College if President Obama’s acceptance speech was a success and if it changed their minds about him.&nbsp; Of the six who sought the bonus points, four went in supporting Obama and none changed their minds.&nbsp; Most comments were about the emotional power of the speech and how good a public speaker he is.&nbsp; The criticisms were of the lack of specifics.&nbsp; One was very positive despite her feeling that he had made little progress on his promises from four years ago. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:53:32 +0000 Terry Smith 20994 at Commentary: The Democratic National Convention