CHARLOTTE, N.C. — “Four more years, four more years, four more years,” chanted the attendees on the final day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech gave America his plan to move forward in his potential second term. Giving concrete ideas about how he plans to strengthen our middle class and sustain more equality for gays, women and Hispanics, he also bashed the Republican party for failing to explain their plan clearly and effectively.
“Now our friends down in Tampa at the Republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with America,” the President said. “But they didn’t have much to say about how they’d make it right.”
However a few reoccurring comments from the president were a bit exaggerated. For example, Obama boasted that his bail outs have helped put the U.S. automakers on top. In reality, General Motors is in second place and is expected to soon be behind both Toyota (a Japanese company) and Volkswagen (a German company).
And Romney’s plan to cut or raise taxes as well as his views on women’s health have also been warped throughout the convention.
Recent polls have placed candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama side by side. But after some of the criticism that the Republican National Convention received for its negative and sometimes confusing rhetoric and the praise the Democratic National Convention has received, particularly for Clinton’s use of numbers and statistics to endorse Obama, the scale certainly seems to be tipped more in Obama’s direction.
“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,” President Obama said.
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