President Oobama's deputy campaign manager told CBN News she's not convinced that there is a lack of enthusiasm to re-elect the president.
Polls show younger voters are not as engaged as they were in 2008. One of the goals of the Democratic Convention in Charlotte is to re-ignite that enthusiasm.
"Are you concerned a little bit about the enthusiasm gap from 2008 to now, and now we hear the Tea Party on the other side all energized to make sure this president doesn't have a second term?" CBN News' David Brody asked Stephanie Cutter, deputy director for the Obama campaign.
"Oh, I'm sure the Tea Party was energized. Last week in Tampa, they were only speaking to the Tea Party. They weren't talking to all Americans, they were trying to rally their base," Cutter replied.
"It's different here in Charlotte. We're talking to all Americans about how we're going to move all of America forward," she said.
College students from across North Carolina will travel to Charlotte by the busload for the president's speech Thursday night.
Several black churches in South Carolina are also filling buses to ensure the 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium is full.