Speak Out: How Do You Rate the President's Speech?
Who had the best speech of the Democratic National Convention? Do you rate the president's speech as the best, or not? Take our poll or comment.
President Barack Obama may have had to change his location -- shutting out thousands of people from seeing him live -- but inside the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., he still captured the devotion of many.
He accepted the Democratic Party's nomination, and then went on to tell the American people that he's done much to get the country back on track, leading with the federal assistance to automakers.
And, there's a key difference with before and now, he added: "I'm no longer just a candidate; I'm the president."
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Since he's been in office, the president said jobs have been created, trade agreements signed that benefit America, and the war in Iraq ended, along with other accomplishments.
He also said that he would double exports by the end of 2014, create one million jobs in manufacturing, and cut the deficit by $4 trillion, among other promises.
And, despite the challenges of the past four years, Obama said the next four years will be about building on the progress that has been made.
The key to that change will be the American people, he added.
"If you reject the notion that our government is forever beholden to the highest bidder, you need to stand up in this election," he said.
In closing he told citizens: "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."
In our poll below, let us know who you rate as having the best speech, or let us know in the comment section your thoughts on what the president said Sept. 6.