Democrats are in Charlotte, North Carolina this week for the Democratic National Convention where party leaders will address the nation in anticipation of President Obama’s speech on Thursday night. Obama supporters are in town to hear his message and share their own.
Jay Thomas, the Emmy Award-Winning actor and host of “The Jay Thomas Show” on Sirius Radio, joins John Berman and CNN Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash on “Early Start” this morning to deliver his take.
Thomas, who is a staunch Obama supporter, agrees that the enthusiasm of the honeymoon period is over for the president. As for answering whether he is doing better now than he was four years ago, Thomas says, “I’m not doing better than I was 18 years ago, so I don’t how he answers that exactly.” But Thomas tells Berman that he likes Obama. “I don’t know that you could have done much more for these four years other than to kind of just hold everything together. And I’m hoping that the next four years, he’ll really take off."
Thomas tells Bash that this election is really tight and the president’s core needs to get excited again in order to re-elect President Obama. “If the people who were really crazy about him four years ago don’t vote, I think he’s going to lose the election,” he says.