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Highlights of Barack Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

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Obama opened his speech by acknowledging his family when he said, "Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud…but don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to class tomorrow." Photo by Joseph Earnest


by Joseph Earnest  September 7, 2012              

Newscast Media CHARLOTTE, NC—The DNC concluded its last speech with Barack Obama accepting nomination and affirming that Joe Biden will be his running mate. The main theme of the evening once again had to do with social issues, and there seemed to be so much focus on Osama Bin Laden. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife urged the Democrats to vote for Obama again like they did four years ago.  


Not wanting to take any chances in losing the young and more contemporary vote, Obama enlisted Hollywood to help his deliver his message. These included Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington and Scarlett Johansson. It remains to be seen how seriously voters will take the messages from Hollywood, come November. Marc Anthony performed the National Anthem, while Mary J. Blige and James Taylor entertained the crowd at the Time Warner Cable Arena, where the convention was held.



Gabby Giffords (R) recites the Pledge of Allegiance to a thunderous applause.  Photo by Joseph Earnest



Gabby Giffords acknowledging her admirers. Photo by Joseph Earnest



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Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm gave a dramatic speech. She introduced herself by saying, "Good evening, I'm Jennifer Granholm, from the great state of Michigan, where the trees are just the right height!" Photo by Joseph Earnest


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Vice President Joe Biden pretending to be 007 James Bond. Photo by Joseph Earnest



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Joe Biden cannot keep a straight face and ends up cracking a smile..  Photo by Joseph Earnest


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Mary J. Blige during a live performance at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Joseph Earnest



Mary J. Blige during a live performance at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Joseph Earnest


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 Scarlett Johnasson said, "I'm here today to use whatever attention I’m fortunate enough to receive to shed the spotlight on what’s at stake for all of us. I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, I'm here to ask you to commit to vote."  -Photo by Joseph Earnest


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Obama said, "I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly.  Trivial things become big distractions.  Serious issues become sound bites.  And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising.  If you’re sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me – so am I."

-Photo by Joseph Earnest- Charlotte, North Carolina



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"Ours is a fight to restore the values that built the largest middle class and the strongest economy the world has ever known; the values my grandfather defended as a soldier in Patton’s Army; the values that drove my grandmother to work on a bomber assembly line while he was gone," Obama said.

-Photo by Joseph Earnest- Charlotte, North Carolina


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 Barack Obama told the audience that  they "can choose a future where more Americans have the chance to gain the skills they need to compete, no matter how old they are or how much money they have" as he stressed the importance of education. Photo by Joseph Earnest - Charlotte, North Carolina


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The president and his family bidding the convention attendees farewell at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.  -Photo by Joseph Earnest



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Leaning back,  Obama and company bask in front of convention attendees. -Photo by Joseph Earnest


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