By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday defended President Barack Obama’s record of accomplishments in his first term, citing his preservation of the nation’s auto industry, the elimination of Osama bin Laden as a threat to America and his push to regulate the banking industry as examples of why he deserves a second term in office.
Reid, speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., called Obama “a man who has brought courage and character to the presidency.”
“President Obama’s strength of character leads him to do the right thing even when it isn’t the easy thing,” he said.
Reid also attacked the conservative tea party element in the Republican Party, saying it must be stopped “before the United States Senate falls into the hands of extremists and ideologues who leave no room for reason or compromise, who don’t recognize common ground even when they’re standing on it.”