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Post Show Thoughts: One convention down, one to go

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel argued this morning that the reason people are still talking about Clint Eastwood's remarks Thursday night is because Romney's speech was, "devoid and vacuous of any ideas."

"There was nothing there," Emanuel said, "so the space post the convention is being about Clint Eastwood."

He continued to lay out the case for why President Obama deserved re-election saying, "If people want to know about the first term, very simple. General Motors is alive and well, and Osama bin Laden is not. And that's what got done."

On the roundtable, the gender gap was front and center. President Obama has a lead in our latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll among women by ten points. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina lamented what she believes is the treatment of women as a "special interest group," by the political parties - particularly the Democrats.

"Women are over half the populations. They are not single issue voters. ... The Democratic party continues to milk this issue and manipulate women as single issue voters."

(Watch Chuck Todd's breakdown of the numbers on the gender gap here from today's program.)

You can watch the entire program on our website to hear more from our roundtable on the gender gap, and what we can expect from the Democratic National Convention which kicks off this week in Charlotte, NC.

We'll be back next week. If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press.