CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
After two weeks of party conventions in Florida and North Carolina, it’s back to the campaign trail for President Barack Obama and GOP Challenger Mitt Romney.
But Thursday night was the big night for the President, as he accepted his party’s nomination.
As he accepted the nomination, Obama asked voters for another four years.
“You elected me to tell you the truth,” he said. “And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve the challenges that have built up over the decades.”
The President told Americans frustrated with his first term that there are two different paths to choose from.
“We can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas,” he said, “or we can start rewarding companies that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here, in the United States of America.
He event threw a few punches at Romney over foreign policy. “You might not be ready for diplomacy with Beijing if you can’t visit the Olympics without insulting our closest ally.”
Vice President Joe Biden also laid out plenty of attacks while defending the President.
“This many has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and a spine of steel,” Biden said. “Osama bin Laden is dead, and General Motors is alive.”
The night was full of celebrities, performances and tears.
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords delivered the pledge of allegiance.
At the end of the night, the President hit home the same message as that of 2008. “If you share that faith with me, if you share that hope with me,” he said, “I ask you tonight for your vote.”
With the party over, the campaign continues.
The Obamas and the Bidens are traveling to New Hampshire on Friday as the August jobs report is released and the unemployment level is expected to remain unchanged.
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