Obama presents himself as 'tested' leader in convention speech, says ‘hope’ still alive
Published September 06, 2012
President Obama sought to rekindle his 2008 message of “hope” Thursday night, promising to lead America to a “better place” if they will grant him another four years in office – and dismissing his Republican opponent as someone who is not ready for the pressures of the Oval Office.
The man who four years ago ran for the highest office in the land as a first-term senator presented himself on stage at the close of the Democratic convention in Charlotte as the experienced, battle-tested choice. No longer the upstart, Obama leveraged the power of his incumbency to make his own case, as he and Mitt Romney now dive into the general election race.
“I recognize that times have changed since I first spoke to this convention. The times have changed – and so have I,” Obama said, after formally accepting the party’s nomination. “I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the president.”
Obama, speaking to a backdrop of dreary economic times, urged his 2008 supporters not to lose faith. He cautioned that the vision of “hope” and “change” would only fizzle if they vote him out of office.
“If you turn away now – if you buy into the cynicism that the change we fought for isn’t possible … well, change will not happen,” Obama said. “If you give up on the idea that your voice can make a difference, then other voices will fill the void. ... Only you can make sure that doesn’t happen.”
The president stressed that he still has the “hope.”
“As I stand here tonight, I have never been more hopeful about America. Not because I think I have all the answers. Not because I’m naive about the magnitude of our challenges,” he said. “I’m hopeful because of you. … If you share that hope with me, I ask you tonight for your vote.”
The crowd erupted in cheers as Obama was joined onstage by his family, as well as the vice president and his family, at the end of the address and the trademark convention confetti rained down on the crowd. Vice President Biden spoke before Obama, as he accepted the nomination to be the Democratic running mate.
If at first you don't succeed ...
Lie ... Lie again.
I did not listen to all the speeches - caught bits and pieces - and even during those brief moments, my ears began to bleed listening to the lies presented as so-called "truth". I did listen to a portion of Obama's speech last night and what I heard was a child-like plea to America, from Obama, to please give him another chance ...please, please, please ...
Please give Obama a second chance and 4 more years to completely send America back to the days when she was first founded; give him more time to remove the U.S. CONSTITUTION completely and allow him to become America's first dictator; allow him 4 more years to add more stimulus packages, oversee Obamacare, prepare more shovel-ready jobs; slam our ally so far into the ground, there will be no need for the Muslims/Iran to do the work of annihilating Israel; continue gifting BILLIONS to all the Islamic, non-democratic, anti-American, anti-Israel countries (for balance in the Middle East...sic.); keep attempting to convince America that "Russia is our Number One ally" (he said this last night during his speech!); and oh, don't forget, the same "hope" he promised to Americans in 2008 is the same "hope" he continues to have for America today! ... Giving Obama a second chance is like begging for a whipping, while standing by to watch him completely destroy our nation.
Obama asked for "more time" and Americans would truly love to give him at least 40-50 years.
But, enough about my opinions ... here are the National Reviews reasons - all 689 reasons why you should not vote for Obama: