President Obama on Thursday night delivered a sober nomination acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention that framed the upcoming election as a choice between two very different visions for America’s future.
Mr. Obama noted that after four years in office his supporters from 2008 may have had their hopes tested by war, recession, and political gridlock. But he asked for their continued support, saying that coming years will see crucial decisions on jobs and the economy, taxes and the deficit, energy production, and foreign policy.
“On every issue, the choice you face won’t be just between two candidates or two parties,” said Obama. “It will be a choice between two different paths for America.”