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President Obama Closes DNC With Promise of a ‘Better Path’

Fri., Sep. 7, 2012 9:39 AM EDT
by Terry Shropshire

President Barack H. Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president of the United States with a thunderous oration that promised America “a better path” that will not be easy but will lead to a better future through economic development, the development of energy, improvement on education and a promise to “reduce the deficit without sticking it to the middle class.”

With former presidential candidate, Sen. John F. Kerry (D – Mass.),  setting the evening table when he roared in the convention hall, “ask Osama bin Laden if he is better off than he was four years ago,” which sent the Democratic National Convention into a frenzy, Obama said the fight “is to restore the largest middle class and the greatest economy the world has ever known.”

Some of Obama’s other key points during his Democratic National Convention closing speech include:

“We can continue to give tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas. Or we can can reward companies that make products right here in the United States of America.”

“If you can’t afford to go to college or have the money to start a business, then be like my opponent and borrow money from your parents.”

To college students: “Education was the gateway to opportunity for me, it was the gateway for opportunity for Michelle. It was the gateway for opportunity for most of you to a middle class life.”

To servicemen worldwide: “And we will serve you as well as you have served us. No one who has fought for us should have to struggle to find a job or to put a roof over their heads.”

“Our is a fight for the the values that drove my grandfather to fight in Patton’s army, that drove my grandmother to fight.”

“We leave no one behind.”

 

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