“Madam Chairwoman, delegates, I accept your nomination for President of the United States,” said President Barack Obama.
The Democratic Convention was held Sept 4- Sept 6 and featured speeches from former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, State Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who was the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention, Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama.
“The first time I addressed this convention in 2004, I was a younger man; a senate candidate from Illinois who spoke about hope — not blind optimism or wishful thinking, but hope in the face of difficulty; hope in the face of uncertainty; that dogged faith in the future which has pushed this nation forward, even when the odds are great; even when the road is long.”
During Clinton’s speech he acknowledged, “ I love our country – and I know we’re coming back. For more than 200 years, through every crisis, we’ve always come out stronger than we went in. And we will again as long as we do it together. We champion the cause for which our founders pledged their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor – to form a more perfect union,” Clinton said.
“Well, today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagined, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are – it reveals who you are,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.
State Representative Craig Gordon, representing Savannah, Georgia said, “The 2012 DNC was the “emancipation” of President Obama’s accomplishments and true light shined on the lies told by his critics,” when asked his views of the Democratic National