US President Barack Obama has accepted the nomination of the Democratic party, and delivered a speech saying voters faced the “choice of a generation”.
In a crucial speech at the Democratic National Convention, just two months before the November 6 vote, Mr. Obama looked to reignite the excitement that powered his first run for the presidency. Mr. Obama needed to win over undecided voters, especially those who had been swayed by his inspiring message of hope in 2008, but now feel disillusioned after years of economic weakness and persistent political bickering.
“America, I never said this journey would be easy, and I won’t promise that now,” he said. “Yes our path is harder — but it leads to a better place.”
He asked Americans for patience in rebuilding the weak economy as he appealed for a new term in office and defiantly rejected Republican Mitt Romney’s proposals to restore growth.