On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama took the stage to formally accept their party’s nomination for 2012. Here are the complete speeches from both men.

First, Vice President Biden:

Next, President Obama took the stage making his case for another four years at the helm:

Exit question: Rating the DNC this year? My vote goes for 8 out of 10, similar to my score for the RNC. I think the Democrats made the most of a rough situation given the economy. They made the case for President Obama’s accomplishments in terms of foreign policy while downplaying the domestic situation. The general theme was that we’re on the right track now, but the President needs more time for his policies to truly dig us out of the ditch.

Some of the President’s lines in his speech seemed like retreads from 2008 in certain ways. When watching, the one thing that struck me were some of the goals he aspired to in a second term. These goals sounded similar to goals from the first term so I am wondering how this will play out to an electorate that is reeling from high unemployment and still waiting for the “shovel-ready jobs.”

15 COMMENTS

  1. After seeig the movie 2016″, it doesn’t matter what Obama says. it all comes down to not what he says ,but WHAT he does. Look where we are now after 4 years??? Give him another 4 to “FINISH US OFF” Then he will still blame Bush.

    • I am afraid if Obama can’t improve the economy like Reagan did in 3 years then he will only dig the ditch deeper. We need a strong President and Vice President. Not weak emotional ones.
      People are only voting for Obama because they are takers. They like freebes. They’re lazy. That’s why we NEED to vote for Romney. Our country will be like Tijuana if we stay with this clown. 2016 was an excellent movie!

      • Steve:

        Pfft. You keep bragging about the three years it took Reagan to get us out of a small dip.

        We’ve had 47 recessions. Only THREE have been more than that. So maybe Reagan didn’t do such an exemplary job?

        2008 was a total free-fall, without a net, not a “recession.” It was a total panic. Reagan’s recession saw little disruption in the stock market. It remained in its 20-year trading range, trying to top a thousand. By contrast, stock market value was almost cut in half going into the Great Recession. The drop looks like 1929.

        Apples and Oranges, kid.

  2. No TV ratings yet, but Twitter Ratings are in:

    Directly from TWITTER:

    #DNC2012 Night 3: Obama’s speech sets records
    Thursday, September 06, 2012

    Today’s highly-anticipated event in Charlotte was the single biggest day of both conventions. President Barack Obama’s (@BarackObama) acceptance speech at #DNC2012 set a new record for political moments on Twitter, with 52,756 Tweets per minute coming just after its conclusion.

    The Democratic National Convention has driven an incredible amount of Twitter conversation since the very first day— through the close of the official proceedings, we have seen more than 9.5 million Tweets sent about the events in Charlotte.

    Just the final day of the convention delivered roughly 4 million Tweets— approximately equal to the total number from the entire Republican National Convention.

  3. I was going to dissect what both said, as I did last week, but neither of them said specific things to pick at, except for a few “Bidenisms.”

    But as political theatre, the Dems won hands-down. Entertaining. A lot more humorous. Much more strategic. More direct.

    The GOP convention will be most remembered for an empty chair and for blatantly making the their national committee into gods.

    The Dem convention will be most remembered for a formerly alienated ex-president slashing away with two rapiers and a smile.

    But of course, only a relative handful of people were watching, anyway.

  4. Oh, come on, Nate.

    These question twist and slant, but it’s about questionable interpretation–such as the idea that ending wars is “saving” money, instead of the fact that wars “waste” money. But I don’t see anywhere that they say lies.

    Politics, by definition, is interpretation and advocacy. If fact checkers don’t find something, they’re not trying.

    Certainly not “pants on fire”–where did you even get that?

  5. I am afraid if Obama can’t improve the economy like Reagan did in 3 years then he will only dig the ditch deeper. We need a strong President and Vice President. Not weak emotional ones.

  6. Obama’s problem is that, despite popular opinion, he’s not that great a communicator.

    When he first came into office, he should have acknowledged that we were on the brink of total economic disaster. THEN, he could have been reassuring, and talked about pulling together.

    Bush made the same mistake. After 9/11, we would have taken cuts in programs and higher taxes to PAY for a response to the attack. Instead, he told us to just go shopping, and took the war off the books, so it didn’t have to be “paid for.”

    Anyway, Obama continues to make the mistake. He talks about “continuing the battle.” But people don’t FEEL the “battle” all the feel is the battle wounds. So he should have continued the battle language of fighting together in tough times.

    That allows people to complain that things aren’t perfect, instead of realizing that surviving was the goal. The stock market is flirting with ALL-TIME highs. Corporations are making record profits. Productivity is incredibly high, by historical standards.

    Do you mean you’re not enjoying the fruits? Your mistake is not being rich. Why not ask your parents for the $100k you need?

  7. It struck me when he said “You will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation.” And then followed with “jobs, the economy, taxes and deficits”. Obama can’t fix the economy. He has RAISED taxes on everyone with things like his healthcare plan that even the Supreme Court considers a tax. Gas prices have went up 111% under Obama making even groceries more expensive. As far as deficits? Obama has already spent 6 TRILLION dollars. That’s more than all of our former presidents combined. In Bush’ 8 years, he spent closer to 4 trillion. What’s even funnier is that Nobama didn’t bring up his trillions of stimulous spending or his beloved healthcare law. So I ask you, who do you really want to vote for? Someone that has done nothing for the economy, nothing for education, nothing for jobs and spent our grandchildren into depression? OR someone that knows how the job market works, ran a state, ran the olympics and CLEARLY has a better vision for our nation?

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  8. The conventions are over. Advantage: Obama. Next up: the debates.

    Romney could catapult ahead of Obama–because it’s all about perception.

    JFK went into the debates perceived as an inexperienced kid, but he used that to his advantage–seeming new and fresh and full of energy.

    Right now, we see Willard as only caring about using money to make more money, no matter who gets hurt: a robotic opportunist. So if he can approximate emotion–and somehow, make it look genuine–he’s going to seem likeable.

    And that’s the ballgame.
    People don’t vote for “experts,” they vote for their “pals.”

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      (listed by the most likely outcome — note: ‘Selection’ since no longer can our votes be termed ‘Election’)
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      1) The BO wins — and further tries to plunge our Nation under its Socialist Programs aimed to completely destroy our Economy and Liberties. However, most of its teeth have been pulled by the Republicon wins in 2010, and some more of the same in 2012 — so, it is nearly toothless, if it wins the Selection.

      [[Remotely possible worst case scenario — it, the BO, declares Marshall Law in the near future (under some pre-planned “catastrophe” already home-cooked by it, and its sycophantic staff), thus trying to emerge as the “Benevolent” Dictator of USA to “save US all”.]]
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      2) The Rmoney wins — this creature has stated it will support whatever its Money Donors tell it to do! Expect the International Jewish owned Central Banks and Federal Reserve to instruct IT to attack Iran IMMEDIATELY (in order to protect Israel…from a possible, in maybe 10 years, manufacturing a single crude “atomic” bomb).

      [[Viable worst case scenario — a Rmoney win, along with the expected Republicon wins in Congress and Senate, will give the Mitt a sure boost to attack not only Iran, but Syria, and any other nation IT, the Mitt, wants, to please its Masters that Selected this creature!]]
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