Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Over chants of
four more years,President Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for a second term as President of the United States last night at the Time-Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place.
Some 22,000 thousand cheering Democrats filled the arena on the last night of the four day convention with delegates holding up signs with the reelection campaign's theme
Forward on them.
The President spoke of two paths of choices for the future of the country.
He spoke of about the environment. It is an issue that resonates with American Indians:
And yes, my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet - because climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They're a threat to our children's future. And in this election, you can do something about it.
All week long Democrats attempted to counter the message the Republicans made last week in Tampa, Florida at their convention.
The President emphasized he is mindful of his own failings as the leader of the country, attempted to show Americans he has the country heading in the right direction.
While his speech was different from four years ago at the Democratic Party Convention in Denver, where Candidate Obama spoke of hope, the President spoke about the harsh realities he has encountered as the president. Even though, he told Americans he has never been more hopeful of America as he was last night.
“The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place. And I'm asking you to choose that future. I'm asking you to rally around a set of goals for your country - goals in manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit; a real, achievable plan that will lead to new jobs, more opportunity, and rebuild this economy on a stronger foundation,”
President Obama said.
“That's what we can do in the next four years, and that's why I'm running for a second term as President of the United States.”
The presidential election will be held two months from yesterday on November 6.
posted September 7, 2012 9:20 am edt