John Kerry, the 'Extreme Makeover,' and the Black Vote

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In Boston, all four days of the Democratic Convention are being devoted to demonstrating that John Kerry is a better, stronger leader than President Bush. Republicans are calling the process "extreme makeover," covering up a Senate voting record they call out of the mainstream. In these highlights from today's To the Point, Warren Olney hears from the GOP's counter-convention "war room" and gets the Democrats' response. Also, with an eye toward tonight's keynoter, State Senator Barack Obama, a look at the Democrat's need to turn out the black vote as never before.
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