Thursday, September 06, 2012
After acting to re-insert language to their platform that mentions both God and that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, Democrats found themselves on the defensive Thursday against Republican attacks over the moves.
Republicans pointed reporters to discord within the Democratic Party over the fight, accusing the Obama administration of waffling over the Jerusalem-as-capital issue.
“The questions over the Democrat platform haven’t stopped this morning and are overtaking any message [former President Bill] Clinton had last night,” the Republican National Committee said in an email.
The chairman of the convention, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, said on CNN Thursday that the omissions were a mistake. “The notion we wouldn’t have God and Jerusalem in our platform boggles my mind,” he said. “I can’t defend that.”