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Obama Accepts Nomination for Re-Election

President addresses Democratic National Convention.

President Obama tonight accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for re-election at the in Charlotte, NC.

What did you think of Obama's address to the convention? Tell us in the comments section below.

"America, I never said this journey would be easy, and I won’t promise that now. Yes, our path is harder – but it leads to a better place. Yes our road is longer – but we travel it together. We don’t turn back. We leave no one behind. We pull each other up. We draw strength from our victories, and we learn from our mistakes, but we keep our eyes fixed on that distant horizon, knowing that Providence is with us, and that we are surely blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on Earth."

If you missed the speech, click here for the text of the speech.

Local Resident September 07, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Obama's speech was pragmatic, though futile. Even if he wins the Republicans won't let him put any of his ideas on the table - they've been stomping on his American Jobs Act (which independent groups have determined will create nearly 2 million jobs) in order to make him look bad in the year leading up to the election. It's sad that my party now puts their own political well-being before the good of their constituents, mostly as a result of Citizens United and the Tea Party efforts to kill any legislation that involves spending. Spending is what got us out of the recession under Reagan, tax reform is what got our economy booming under Clinton, and tax/budget cuts are what tanked our economy under Bush43. Is it really that difficult to compromise or do we need to send the House freshman back to preschool to learn how to work together? Add to that their inability to let go of a radical social agenda because it helps them in primaries, I am sure that whatever gets done in the House this year won't help the economy if the GOP has anything to say about it. As someone who has been a Republican her entire adult life, this is an embarrassing turn for what used to be a big-tent party. I'm voting for my President.
joe September 08, 2012 at 05:34 AM
Oh so you're the one.
Pat September 08, 2012 at 09:26 AM
What part of $16 trillion don't you get? You must have been sleeping when Congress gave the go ahead for a Trillion dollar stimulus that did nothing but rewarded democratic fundraisers. A trillion dollars thrown away on failed and outdated green programs and non existent "shovel ready projects". On top of that the unemployment skyrocketed after the trillion dollar stimulus and has been above 8% for 44 consecutive months. A trillion dollars that was stolen from us by obama. If you are indeed a Republican, which I seriously doubt, than you are the poster child for being a RINO.
Francis T McVetty September 08, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Pat, do you really think " local resident" was EVER a republican? Just read the post again. A limousine liberal at best.
Chas Sacco September 09, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Pray for America.
Pat September 09, 2012 at 03:16 AM
No, definitely not. Funny how some libs say "trickle down economics" is bad but this one says Reaganomics caused an economic boom. They're getting desperate and are all over the place with their defense of obama.
jeff meyer September 09, 2012 at 03:22 AM
The POTUS is correct. The road is not easy. How could it be? He entered office with a economy on the brink of collapse. He entered office with a economy losing hundreds of thousands of jobs every month. He entered office with two unfunded wars in total chaos and no exit strategy or WMD in sight. If the POTUS is reelected then tacking the national debt and sustained job creation must be his domestic priorities. Out of the 44 US Presidents only Presidents Lincoln and FDR entered office with more dire circumstances then President Obama. Jeff Meyer Tuckahoe,NY
JJ September 09, 2012 at 08:53 AM
Jeff, All good points but Ronald Reagan had a tough time too but the ONLY difference is that he had the experience & leadership to fix the problems. This is a President who had 4 years to make things better and he's made them worse. He lacks leadership, vision and a basic understanding of how America is supposed to work ; how could he with such a shallow record of achievements? (He does have a great golf game). Enough of the blame game already. He made 501 "promises" before he took office and the only ones he made good on was getting his girls a dog for the White House. He said it himself that if he couldn't fix the economy he shouldn't get a second term ; I AGREE WITH HIM.
JJ September 09, 2012 at 08:55 AM
Fine, just one question: ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BETTER OFF NOW AFTER 4 YEARS WITH THIS PRESIDENT? If you are God Bless you because the working people out here are not.
Walt September 09, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Oh Jeff, c'mon now. You give obama to much credit even putting him in the same sentence with Lincoln or FDR. Things were indeed bad at the end of Bush's term thanks in large part to a Democratic Congress determined to let the "house burn to the ground" in order to take control in 2008 and if you fell we were "on the brink of collapse", then go with it. The fact is obama has done nothing to move us away from the brink. The economy is still losing hundreds of thousands of jobs every month. He's run the debt up to $16 trillion with "no exit plan" from the slide. The housing market has not improved. Government has only gotten more bloated, GM has slipped back to #2 and will soon be #3. The trillion dollar "Brewster's Millions" stimulus package was wasted on Solyndra investments and non existent "shovel ready projects. Gas prices have more than doubled in 4 years of obama, etc, etc. Including the economy and beyond, obama's term has been filled with amateurist mistake's, gaffes, lack of accountability and scandal and you want to give him 4 more years. obama has not done the job he said he would or he was elected to do and laughs in your face when he picks up a golf club, makes snarky remarks about "shovel ready projects" or fails to meet with his advisors or job council while he visits campus after campus in swing states. He needs to go.
JJ September 09, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Walt, I agree..............this ENTIRE White House Administration will go down as the absolute worse in American History. You know that Jimmy Carter is breathing probably the most happy man on earth now.
Aidan September 09, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Let's all just admit that we're the ones responsible for this long-standing mess. We threw our lot in with a man ill-prepared for the office. We over hoped. And we duped ourselves. Understandable ... at least once. Not twice.
Francis T McVetty September 11, 2012 at 07:52 PM
(He does have a great golf game). How do we know that, those scores are sealed!
The Maggie Goes Moo September 12, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Pat can I ask you then, were you all for Bush when he raised the debt ceiling.. oh what was it 3, 4 times? Did you think that Bush was stealing from you then? B/c he certainly didn't try to invest it into the government infrastructure... he instead invested it into the war.. soooooo Who's the REAL theif? Someone who stole the money? Or someone who stole the money and our FAMILIES?
Walden Macnair September 12, 2012 at 02:49 PM
JJ, I don't think we can call Obama's the worst when we recently had George W. Bush in there. You remember him, Two unfunded wars, one unjustified, while lowering taxes for the rich. Banks crashing, auto companies going under. The guy who said his favorite book was Curious George. He was so bad that even the Republicans praise Clinton.
Kerry Ohare September 12, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Poor Jimmy he is such a nice guy.
Pat September 12, 2012 at 03:54 PM
TMMS, First off GW Bush is currently not the President. Secondly Obama still has us in those wars so, in your words, is still stealing our families. Third, the deficit went from $5.5 trillion to $10.2 trillion in GW Bush's 8 years in office. The Deficit grew from $10.2 to $16 + trillion in just over 3 and a half years of Obama. Do the math. Oh and look no further than Obama and his Justice Department refusing to prosecute former Democratic Governor from NJ Jon Corzine to see just how serious they are in protecting us from the evil banks/Wall St.
jo September 12, 2012 at 04:27 PM
I am single .. over 50 and I am definitely not better off now..now way...prices of everything out of the world... no raise this year..first time ever.. I could go on and on..but you already are aware... now with Jan. 13 around the corner and all the new taxes its goon get worse.. less money for us to spend bring the economy to a halt.. Obama is a disaster
Local Resident September 12, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Unemployment did the opposite of skyrocketing - it plummeted after the stimulus. I'm sick of being told that I'm a RINO just because I believe in FACTS and HISTORY and SCIENCE. NO, a trillion dollars wasn't thrown away on stimulus - and EVERY reputable economist will agree that the stimulus stopped our hemorrhaging of nearly 800k jobs EVERY month due to trickle down policies and poor control over the markets. Obama had nothing to do with banks packaging bad loans into securities and selling them off as AAA rated when they knew they were junk bonds. You're the poster child for the uninformed voter, and it's a shame. Even WSJ admits that without GOP local/state job cuts we'd have 1% lower unemployment and that would push more job creation due to more demand. Please read some history before you spout nonsense on issues you know nothing about.
Local Resident September 12, 2012 at 04:41 PM
There aren't any new taxes, and Romney has promised to balance the budget - given his new tax cuts for the wealthy, he would either have to cut the military, gut social security, or raise taxes on the rest of us. Much as you want to believe there's a lot of waste in discretionary spending - it's such a small part of the budget it wouldn't close the gap. So he'd have to eliminate things like the payroll tax cut, and deductions that I rely on to keep my income at a reasonable level. Romney's performance today on foreign policy also shows he's unfit to be our representative to the world - even Peggy Noonan thinks so and she's Reagan's former speechwriter and special assistant. His tax policy is bad, his foreign policy is worse, and the fact that he left the podium smiling today is odious.
Francis T McVetty September 13, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Local resident, "There aren't any new taxes" where were you when they passed, behind closed doors, the Affordable Heath Care Act? The supreme court ruled it a TAX. I guess you don't go along with that, right?
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