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Watch President Barack Obama's Speech at Democratic National Convention!

Watch President Barack Obama's Speech at Democratic National Convention!

Barack Obama makes his speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Thursday (September 6) at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C.

The President of the United States made a plead for patience in his speech, which was met by thunderous cheers from the audience.

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“I won’t pretend the path I’m offering is quick or easy,” Barack said. “You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth.”

Barack‘s wife Michelle Obama welcomed him to the stage and then sat in the front row with their daughters Malia and Sasha.


President Obama’s Speech at Democratic National Convention

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  • kaila

    Thank you, Mr. President. In your own words, “Nation building here at home … we leave no one behind.” You never said it was going to be easy, and I never expected it to be. The choice is very clear.

  • Nikki

    Glad I’m finally old enough to vote, so I can choose any other name on the ballot besides Barack’s.

  • Forward

    I and many others prefer to move “forward” with you than going backwards with the Republicans who clearly just do not get it.

  • Kathy

    I’m a woman. I prefer to make my own choices. I do not need some random party telling me how to manage my reproductive system.

  • Bryony

    Both conventions consisted of an overload of propaganda. Nonetheless, I like how Obama emphasized the importance of education.

  • Brian

    Good job on the speech tonight. The speech was grounded in reason rather than baseless, illogical soundbites directed at so-called “stupid” people.

  • bahha black sheep

    the fool speaks

  • James

    Education is critical to advancing in any economy, especially a struggling one. Thanks for understanding the plight of many students who do not have rich parents. Higher education is already expensive for people who have money so imagine for the ones who do not.

  • Cho

    I enjoyed his speech…I rather move forward…I watch my aunt suffer through cancer and with out health insurance it was very hard to watch her go through it and I’m glad he passed the health care bill. This nation neeeds to move forward…
    Off topic his daughters are so stunning.

  • sarah

    @Nikki:
    agreed :)

  • Aila

    Don’t give up on the American people. Don’t give up on any groups. America is not where its at because of one person or one group;. it took a collective, diverse people from all walks of life. Thanks for acknowledging that Mr. President.

  • mrst

    What a great way to end an outstanding convention! President Obama was on point, passion, and promise. Love it. He is the president of the United States and should be for the next four years. God bless the Obamas…=)

  • donna

    Thanks for mentioning the military. So many have lost their lives. Please do what we must to receive them well when they return home.

  • Neil

    What I saw tonight was a sincere person, a defiant leader, a sincere speech. Nothing is ever easy in life, even the greatest of accomplishments come often by great trial and error.

  • anumah

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  • Ava

    Same old , FORWARD— 2008
    – I ask you tonight for your vote.” Other people give him hope, the Bible refers to hope, and if you hope like he hopes, you should vote for him. Because… hope!

  • ,,,

    Both candidates have their faults. But I’d rather vote for the one that doesn’t kill innocent children and civilians with drone attacks, sorry Barrack.

  • leslie

    Romney is living in a different world if he thinks the difference between going to college for most depend upon whether they ask their parents to borrow or not borrow money. Out of touch.

    I’ve used student loans because I needed it. I did not have a choice in the matter. I’ve been responsible and luckily employed to have paid most of it back already. I did not get a loan because I was lazy or “un-American.”

  • @2

    Then I hope that you come from money.
    Because if Romney wins, he will gut the Pel Grant program, and the only way that you will be able to get the money to go to college is if you “borrow it from your parents”.

  • Sierra

    Good luck, Mr. President. Thank you for not forgetting people with alternative lifestyles, main street, the middle class, military, and students. Wall Street does not need any more breaks!

  • Toni

    GM is Alive – Osama Bin Laden is Dead! Women have the right to decide for themselves when they want to start a family! Love who you love with Dignity and Protection whether straight or gay! Rape is rape and not up to congressmen to define! Americans are white, black, brown, yellow, red and worthy of opportunity. Keep taxes low for the middle class and have the millionaires pay their fair share! I can go on and on but the bottom line is that this election should be a no-brainer. OBAMA 2012!

  • Jan

    OBAMA 2012! OBAMA 2012! OBAMA 2012!!!!!!!!!

  • john

    I was motivated today because I am the change that Gandhi spoke of. You are the change. Vote for the leader that will enable you to draw your own path, a better path, an improved collective path for our nation and abroad. The choice is very, very clear.

    By the way Romney, I’m not interested in going to war with Iran. Your abrasive, non-collaborative, no-compromise policies are insane. We have lost enough lives. Not every disagreement is worth fighting with weapons! Wars are not only expensive, but they are costly, a cost we can never pay back when lives are lost.

  • Tracy

    AMAZING speech!!! Obama/Biden all the way in 2012!

  • Lucy

    Obama’s speech was lamer than most everyone else’s I’d heard, he’s talking like he always does, and he’s been talking and yammering to Americans for years.

    I hadn’t thought about that coming into the convention, but now I’m experiencing it. And it’s a bit weird. The Man turns out to be the most banal speaker of ‘em all. Heck, Fauxcahontas was more interesting…

  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    KKK Romney cant compete.

  • Lay

    Obama 2012

  • Tommy

    Please, God, may this be the last time I hear “Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive” or anything approaching its equivalent.

  • Sara

    Obama is done!

  • Anne

    The text of the opening paragraph of Obama’s speech, as published:

    “Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud…but don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to class tomorrow. And Joe Biden, thank you for being the best Vice President I could ever hope for.”

    ……….Here is a man who needs a teleprompter to express love to his wife. Otherwise he might fk it up? Now that is really creepy.

  • We, the people, matter.

    Pres. Obama, I loved the speech. I agree that while government has its flaws, it also has its purposes. Immigrants, gays, women-choice, government are not the source of our problems.

    Don’t forget to go out and vote people. I do not want Robot Romney in office. As someone who loves to examine body language, I cannot trust that guy. I have not seen a genuine moment from him yet.

  • Jim

    Pres. Obama you are right we the people are the change. You are our representation.

    By the way, I’m from NYC. There was nothing funny about what I witnessed on 9-11. I do not mind hearing Bin Laden is dead 3 million times. So much pain, so much hurt, so much destruction. Some of us will never forget.

  • Sammy

    “Are there any balloons??”

    Nope. They didn’t plan for any since they were doing it in the open stadium. But then, you know, the horrible, terrible downpour or rain kept them from doing it there so they did it in here. And no balloons were ready.

    Sad really….. What there was no rain…. But everyone loves Obama the media keeps telling us, so sad really that he couldn’t feel the stadium with his fans,,, I mean voters,,, like any other celebrity…. I mean politican.

  • susan

    If Romney and the tea-party think they will get my vote, they must be mad. Do they really believe the ignorance and lies they spread? This is coming from a former Republican.

    Good luck Mr. President.

  • http://Justjarde Jen

    OBAMA 2012!!

  • Bobbie

    This November I will choose to move forward with Pres. Obama. America is not healed completely, but like Clinton said, you bet we are better off!

    On the topic of medicare, it’s not an easy thing to learn that you are sick and cannot get treatment for a treatable illness because you do not have coverage. How would you feel if that was you or your loved one. Some people only care for themselves. Once they reach the top, they just forget about everyone else. No one is asking for a handout. Some people are just asking for a hand, asking for options, if they ever need one.

    Romney is clueless about socio-economics, yet every chance he gets he want to cite his business experience. Whatever. Just another pompous, Wall Street Richie who is trying to portray himself as main street.

  • bella

    I tend not to comment about the children, but I have to say that the girls looked lovely tonight. I hope they make their parents proud one day.

    President Obama delivered a sound speech tonight. May god bless us all.

  • Terry

    NOPE, HE’S IN THE SAME BOAT AS THE REST OF US — BETTER OFF UNDER BUSH: John Kerry: ‘Ask Osama bin Laden if he’s better off than he was four years ago.’

  • Dd

    Promises promises promises

  • Hera

    Even though, my dad lost his job in 2010 me and my brother are still both able to go to college. And that is through the grants we get through the fed. govt. We have had to struggle a lot these past few years and my Dad is trying to set up his own business and look for a job, and as of right now it looks like it is up an coming. I voted for Obama last time and I will again, he will help us college students and I plan to go to dental school and I don’t want loans to kill me when I am done. I know that he could have done better and the economy is not in the right place but I know this takes time and change just doesn’t happen. And I also know that Romney is someone I do not want in office, I do not trust him or his V.P.

  • Sometimes gotta let them go

    “That’s it?” “Seriously”. Like an aging rock star, President Obama, in a downsized venue, with downsized proposal and spewing downsized rhetoric only reminded us how far he has fallen from the heady days of 2008. The man, the agenda and the aura are faint imitations of their 2008 incarnations. And most importantly, he put forth an agenda that was entirely, and obviously, lacking, one that didn’t begin to match the demands of our time.”

  • SelinaMyles

    I love my President and I was very proud that I am Democratic. I enjoyed the convention.President Clinton and Mrs. Obama and Joe & Jill Biden made wonderful speeches. Also, I could never vote for people who totally ignored our military or who are trying to stop people from being able to vote! What kind of evil people are they?

  • http://justjared.com SuperIntelectual

    VOTE MITT ROMNEY & PAUL RYAN – NOV 2012.

    I want to see an American president in the White House who shares the same Christian & moral values as I do.

    Barack who hides from the truth about his religion (Muslim) and his true birthplace is not to be trusted in my opinion.

    LIES, LIES AND LIES…. NO MORE 4 YEARS FOR THIS MAN – BARACK OBAMA.

    The only reason he approves gay marriage is to be popular with homosexuals and lesbians. He’s got their votes.
    The only reason he’s allowing illegal immigarants from Mexico and elsewhere is so he has their parents and their families’ vote.

    He uses popularity as his basis to run on and not his policies..LOL

  • http://justjared.com SuperIntelectual

    @susan: Who is the person with full of LIES?????
    OBAMA

  • http://bbaby Elle

    I watched the RNC and watched the DNC. Thank goodness for the DNC. The Republicans just rely on people’s ignorance by making up lies and bashing the President.

    Romney looks deceiving and self-serving. He does not understand me.

  • http://bbaby Texas Girl

    I’d like my children to make their own choices about their bodies as well when I have some one day. I’m not gay, but I have gay friends. I’m a Christian, but I know people with different faiths. The Republicans have gone so far right and unfair sans regard for the people who help build America. I have my own business, and I have an MBA. Based strictly on real-life implications of specific policies, I can see that the best person for the economy is Pres. Obama.

  • http://justjared.com SuperIntelectual

    @Texas Girl: RIGHT….with 23 million people without jobs…..you’re proud to say that you have an MBA….but where’s your intellect in defining the current status quo of this country’s economy…and who has been running it for the last 3 1/2 years….”best person – OBAMA”….NAH>>>>>>>>> MITT ROMNEY is the “best person” to turn the economy around ….Romney has the experience and education to do it. He’s a successful businessman . Is your business thriving in today’s economy?????????

  • http://bbaby rielle

    Yes, I’ll be voting and it won’t be for the guy who thinks I’m just lazy because I needed to get college loans. My loan is paid back in full despite the ridiculous interest rates I had to endure. Thank goodness the rates are better now for future college aspirants –and the rates still need modification.

    Also, I perhaps could have asked my mom for some money for college, but it would hurt me too much to ask knowing how hard she worked for the money she earned. I’d rather be the one to give my mom things sometimes like a vacation or a spa treatment. She deserves it for all her sacrifices.

    You have my vote, Mr. President. God bless to the world.

  • James

    The speech was terrible. Obama never gave any specifics on how he plans to fix the economy.

  • http://bbaby Texas Girl

    My business is doing well. Thank you very much. A small business opened in late 2010 with the help of an Obama founded policy for small business owners. Yes, I maintain my overhead, I’m profitable, and I invest in the free-market/equities. I employ 4 people, not many, but that’s how entrepreneurs tend to start. In addition, my business does not need any more people to run. I’m not where I ultimately want to be, but by all account I am a young success and I’m contributing to do this economy, not spreading vitriol on websites.

    (School loans and Pell grants helped me get here.) Good luck Mr. President. You have my vote.

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