President Obama Accepts Nomination
The Democratic National Convention concluded last night with President Barack Obama's speech accepting his party's nomination to run for a second term.
Tens of thousands of delegates, Democratic Party members, journalists, and volunteers packed Time Warner Cable Arena to hear the President's speech. Some arrived as early as 2 p.m., even though the speech was scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.
President Obama was introduced by First Lady Michelle Obama, and when he took the stage the crowd erupted in a deafening roar. They also waved signs that read "Forward" and "Fired Up."
"Madam Chairwoman, delegates, I accept your nomination for President of the United States," Obama said. "When you pick up that ballot to vote, you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation."
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PHOTO: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha wave to delegates during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. (REUTERS/Eric Thayer)