“I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the president," said an authoritative Obama.
When President Obama first addressed the Democratic National Convention in 2004, he was a U.S. Senate candidate who wowed America with his sense of possibilities. Last night, the now seasoned commander-in-chief returned for his third speech before the convention, this time to convince America we're better off than we were four years ago and that he deserves another term in office.
“I’m no longer just a candidate. I'm the president," Obama said with authority as the crowd erupted with support. He went on to describe the heavy lifting he's done since he took office. “You know, in a world of new threats and new challenges, you can choose leadership that has been tested and proven," said Obama. "Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq. We did. I promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11. And we have. We’ve blunted the Taliban’s momentum in Afghanistan, and in 2014, our longest war will be over. A new tower rises above the New York skyline, al Qaeda is on the path to defeat and Osama bin Laden is dead.”
When concluding, President Obama simply put the decision in America's hands. "So you see, the election four years ago wasn't about me. It was about you… if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules, then I need you to vote this November."
What did you think of the President's speech? Are you fired up for the November election?