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Some Republicans on Monday conceded the Democratic National Convention's first day featured some charismatic speeches, but they urged the public to look beyond rhetoric and see that the GOP's presidential candidate has an edge in substance.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn told CNN's "Larry King Live" that the Democrats' talk of change didn't ring true.

"I felt like I was hearing the same rhetoric that I'd been hearing since the '60s, when I started listening to and following political conventions," Blackburn, of Tennessee, said. "There was not a newness there." Read full article »

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