Guest: Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley

By Face the Nation, Face the Nation - September 2, 2012

Live from Charlotte, N.C. with key voices in the Democratic party Stephanie Cutter, Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Gov. Bill Richardson. Plus, Michael Eric Dyson, Dan Balz, Trish Regan and John Dickerson. 

(CBS News) Below is a transcript of "Face the Nation" on September 2, 2012, hosted by CBS News' Bob Schieffer. Guests include: Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Obama campaign aide Stephanie Cutter. Roundtable participants include: CBS News political director John Dickerson, Bloomberg's Trish Regan, Washington Post's Dan Balz and Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson.

BOB SCHIEFFER: Today on FACE THE NATION from Charlotte, North Carolina, here come the Democrats.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: He calls my health care law Obamacare. I call his plan, Romney Doesn't Care.


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: He's running on the Romney Doesn't Care platform.

BOB SCHIEFFER: Republicans turned it on in Tampa. Now, the Democrats will roll out their biggest stars to turn the page in Charlotte. The vice president was warming to the task even before he got here.

JOE BIDEN: Can I say hi?


JOE BIDEN: How are you? I've been waiting for (INDISTINCT).

WOMAN: Oh my God.

MAN (recording): Wow, look at that.

WOMAN (recording): Whoa.

BOB SCHIEFFER: We'll get a preview of the convention today from Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson; and Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter.

With sixty-five days to go, we'll analysis from the dean of the political press corps, Dan Balz of the Washington Post, Georgetown University's Michael Eric Dyson, Trish Regan; Bloomberg Television anchor and host of Street Smart, and our own John Dickerson. So, let's talk some politics because this is FACE THE NATION.

ANNOUNCER: And now from site of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, FACE THE NATION with Bob Schieffer.

BOB SCHIEFFER: And good morning, again. Welcome to FACE THE NATION. We are on the floor of the Time Warner Center in Charlotte. With us today, former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson; Stephanie Cutter; President Obama's deputy campaign manager, and Maryland governor Martin O'Malley. Well, Governor O'Malley, let me just start with you. So, we come out of the Republican Convention, and their theme seems to be everybody is disappointed in Barack Obama. They don't say he's a bad guy. It's like from the Wizard of Oz when he said, I'm-- I'm not a bad man. I'm just a bad wizard. That seems to be what they're saying about Barack Obama. How do you-- how do you handle that?

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