Latest News Wires Democrats: 'Mitt Romney just doesn't get it'

At their national convention Democrats aim to move the debate from 'are you better off?' to what they see as Romney's shortfalls. Topics such as abortion, gay marriage and health care featured in Tuesday's speeches. 

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Democrats ridiculed Republican Mitt Romney as a millionaire candidate for president who "quite simply doesn't get it" and worse on Tuesday, opening night of a national convention aimed at propelling Barack Obama to re-election despite high unemployment and national economic distress.