North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Both the republicans and democrats have put an end to their political pep rallies and now it's time to analyze the direction in which each political party is trying to take.
Local experts are weighing in on their thoughts.
"I thought that President Bill Clinton just hit a home run with his speech because he explained everything so in detail and he compared how his administration was very similar to Obama's administration. We were in a recession but not as bad as a recession when he took office and when he left we had a surplus and a balanced budget. That's what we're aiming for as a democratic party, that's what we're aiming for again."
"I came away thinking about how politicians are always going to be politicians and how they say what they think we need to hear. I didn't hear as much concrete about how we're gonna fix things from either side."
When analyzing the conventions, both chairmen were concerned with how government plays a role in American society, especially on a local level.
"Alabama is a very poor state as far as taxes and revenue and if we did away with the federal programs and the money we get from the federal government in Alabama we would really be in bad shape."
"The money should flow within our local communities within states. But right now we're paying such a great proportion of what we make to the federal government where it gets siphon off before any dribbles back to us."
But both local parties did agree on one thing… that every American should get out and vote in this upcoming election.
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