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President Barack Obama Accepts Democratic Nomination

Maryland's delegation was delighted with the speech.

By Matt Fleming, Capital News Service

CHARLOTTE, NC—It's official—Barack Obama is this year's Democratic presidential candidate.

Following last night's state roll call, there was nothing left for the president to do but take the stage and accept the party's nomination, while touting the past term's accomplishments and promising future prosperity.

"America, I never said this journey would be easy, and I won't promise that now," said Obama. "Yes, our path is harder, but it leads to a better place. We draw strength from our victories, and we learn from our mistakes, but we keep our eyes fixed on that distant horizon, knowing that providence is with us, and that we are surely blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on Earth."

The speech was light on policy and heavy on emotional appeals.  Obama promoted citizenship for undocumented immigrants, advocated low taxes for the poor and higher taxes for those with incomes greater than $250,000. He also highlighted marriage equality, jobs for veterans and Medicare protection.

Obama did make several promises, such as ending the Afghanistan occupation by 2014, cutting oil imports in half by 2020, devoting the savings from Afghanistan to fix Medicare, and creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in energy, education and manufacturing.

"It was inspirational," said Sen. Ben Cardin, D-MD. "I think he laid it out very clearly the choice Americans must make in November, and if you really are concerned about the priorities for our children, and fairness in this country, and opportunity, the choice is clear, Barack Obama."

Maryland's delegation was delighted with the speech.

"It was the highlight of my life," said David Carey, 48, of Bel Air, a delegate from the 1st Congressional District. "At the end of that speech, it just made me proud of my country."

District 3 delegate Sarah Flynn, 62, of Annapolis agreed, saying, "I thought he said everything that needed to be said. ... If the American people don't vote for him, they're out of their minds."

The Democrats moved the president's speech from the Bank of America Stadium to the much smaller Time Warner Cable Arena because of expected inclement weather, leaving thousands of people to watch the speech on TV's in the convention center, at local bars, or in homes.

The Maryland Democratic Party estimated that as many as 500 of its guests could have been affected by the change, and so it sponsored a viewing party at Hartigan's Irish Pub in uptown Charlotte.

Karen Queen, 40, a Maryland guest, watched at Hartigan's, and said Obama's speech hit all the right notes.

"He hit all the major points. He made the point that he needs the vote and what he will do for us in the next four years."

Queen and her father had tickets for the stadium and were disappointed not to be in the arena, but said that one cannot control the weather.

"They made the right decision. They sort of put it together at the last minute and made the best of it," she said.

Editor's Note: Capital News Service reporters Maria-Pia Negro, Julie Baughman and David Gutman contributed to this report.

Joe Galvagna September 08, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Do not believe any of his BS we need to throw this Guy out and return to a Democracy not socialism. If reelected this Guy will kill our whole way of freedom and life. Wake up people he has put our country into a nose dive we must take back he controls, do not believe the lies or that idiot Vixen. We Ned change.
Gideon Zogin September 08, 2012 at 02:45 PM
We Ned? Who is he? Just admit you do not like a black person as your president.
B Allen September 11, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Koolaide drinkers to the rescue: hahaha Jimmy Carter is so happy now that he is number 2 on the worst pres list. Once again, no facts, no figures just feeble minded attacks by you pansies. High unemployment, 45% increased welfare rolls, more people out of work and even more have stopped looking and not counted, Broken Promises, failed policies, bad business and policy decisions, (hell it took Nobama 16 hrs to make the decision to go after binladen in between playing golf), Dumb business decisions all costing the taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars, i.e.electric cars supposed to be built in DE but MILLIONS of taxpayers dollars went to Finland and the VOLT costing taxpayers $49000 each for every one sold. http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/car-company-us-loan-builds-cars-finland/story?id=14770875 and the cars are built there oh yeah, then there is the PAYBACK to Solyndra execs for raising money for the NObama campaign, what was it $539Million of taxpayers dollars, when the Bush admin turned them down because the OBM knew exactly when they were going to go out of business, well they missed it by one month. You people are TOTALLY f'd up. I am beginning to think that you people are abortions that lived. You people REALLY need to go get some help. You are a bunch of village idiots that cannot think for yourself and when you post something you shove your foot (or whatever appendage you prefer) further and further down your throats. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCN5-ovvFL0
B Allen September 11, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Hey DA...Gid--eee---up Now you show your true colors. It is ALWAYS either Race Cards, Gender Cards or Successful people. YOU are the racist. If you voted for Nobama because he is black, that is a racist statement. Oh NEWS FLASH you idiot, NObama is half white. Once again you missed another memo. People that did not vote for him looked at his tenure as a state senator and as a US senator and saw that his voting record was nonexistant at best. Sure he voted present many times, but what is that supposed to mean, he was awake and coherent? Hell, I used to do that in grade school when the nuns called my name taking attendance? Why don't you have some respect for yourself, instead of ALWAYS making a jackass and a fool of yourself, along with your girlfriends and pansies. The comments (well ALL of your attacks of the TRUE facts) from you and your little girlfriends are baseless, useless and have NO foundations whatsoever. There are NO facts or figures, no reality only fantasy...in other words you are ALL a bunch of schizoids
B Allen September 11, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Frankiegirl, you are soooo predictable. Once again you have shown how much of an idiot you are. Just when I thought you could not go any further, you have set another record of foolishness. You and your girlfriends need to go have another circle (you know what) and sing cooommmm-byyyy- aaaahhhhh or whatever else you do in your little circle.
V. Scheurich September 11, 2012 at 11:36 PM
The President, Barack Obama has told us many times that he hates coal and the coal mining process. It has now taken its toll in Whitesburg, Kentucky, one of many. Which state is next? 1. http://www.wkyt.com/yourtown/locations/letcher/headlines/Mine_will_close_in_June_148175715.html 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-aLcbr63ME
B Allen September 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM
One of MANY lies by this president and his cretins. NObama likes to hide the truth about him and his anti American, anti Israeli pro muslim mentality. I hope the next time he bows, a foot will kick him in the butt and out of Washington. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57456848-503544/white-house-asserts-executive-privilege-over-fast-and-furious-documents/
B Allen September 16, 2012 at 11:56 AM
oh yeah, the Nobama people don't think any intimidation was done here in the last presidential election. The NBP are planning on having a "presence" again. BTW, Tom Perez (who was a scumbag when he was a MoCo council member and a minion of NOmalley and NObama) is the one who lies under oth to congress about fast and furios and now said no proof of intimidation. Guess he never watched the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neGbKHyGuHU Oh, and the NObama DOJ lets this guy run rampant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddRNy4MISkg&feature=player_detailpage Or even here, carrying the water for the democrats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Weo3864s5vU&NR=1&feature=endscreen The democrat party, their water carries, koolaid drinkers (they LOVE the high grade acid that is put in the koolaide), minions, cretins, etc are really out oftouch with reality. I am glad I get out of that democrat party after 30 yrs. I would NOT like to be associated with them now.
B Allen September 16, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Heck, he came out and said that he wanted to put the coal industry out of business. That way they could crush the conservative middle class and put them on welfare. Another reason there is a 45% increase on the welfare rolls under this worthless administration. And he wants another 4 yrs to make it better? Make what better? To increase unemployment because of his anti-American ideology, because of his hatred of business and don't like them making profits? To increase the number of people on the government handout programs? To take the free thinking process from people? To force them to purchase something they don't want or need? To build a socialist government in the USA? I won't be happening on my watch.
B Allen September 16, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Guess as he puts it giving himself an "incomplete" as a grade for his presidency, that he will want to try another 4 yrs to turn America totally upside down with all the race baiting, sexist anti women policies (how many in his cabinent?) bigoty, lies and deceit and into a socialist society. Even if he gets re-elected, The Congress and the Senate will hold him in check and more acts against the people of the USA will lead to his impeachment. He also has to come out with his info one of these days (Real info about his past), that may also come into play. See he even lies to Matt Lauer, guess Matt is not so bright either. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCN5-ovvFL0
Bye Bye Romney September 16, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Sheldon Adelson, Romney's uber-billionaire casino owner and financial backer, pledged to give Romney $100 million -- or "whatever it takes" -- to defeat Obama. Do you know why??? As Bill Clinton reminded us, sometimes the answer is as simple as arithmetic. So let's do the math: According to a new report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Adelson will get $2 billion in tax savings from Romney in return for his support. And it will be paid for by every taxpayer reading this blog, so pass the word QUICKLY. If Obama wins, everyone pays their fair share of taxes...including Mr. Adelson! Tell me... WHICH ONE IS MORE FAIR FOR AMERICAN FAMILIES? WHICH ONE CAN YOU AFFORD? Americans cannot afford to live the Romney-Ryan lifestyle without having the same personal wealth. We can DREAM...but we know that it's not reality. Romney is still dreaming.
B Allen September 17, 2012 at 01:42 PM
well Frankiegirl, like i said, I will tell it like it is and that is what you people are, a bunch of morons. What is Amazing is how you left wing nutjobs get that tingling feeling up your legs with this amatuer in the white house. It is amazing how fooish you people are and it is really amazing how you actually believe these rediculous statements pointing the finger at republicans that they do not want clean water, or clean air or they don't want kids educated and that they don't like women or the elderly..."gonna push grandma over the cliff" I do not see any, as you call them "conservatives", I call them rational people, doing any race baiting, making sexist comments, cutting education, taking anything away from the elderly and so on. All I see is that they want people to be ACCOUNTABLE and to help people prosper. Not to have them live off the government handouts you people affectionately call entitlements...Hell, when you don't contribute, you are entitled to NOTHING!!! Oh wait, that is what you libtards are all about, you people think what is yours..is yours and what is other peoples is yours also. Socialist pig. You are really beginning to make me sick of making fun of your ineptness. Like I said in the past, I am kind to dumb animals, not dumb people. Don't expect any kind words from me, just the facts and figures. You can attack all that you want, but the facts are the facts, too bad you cannot take it. You are a real DA..
B Allen September 17, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Wow yet another libbie comes out of the darkness w/ more lies. Yeah, I guess the "simple math" that the dems use is always the correct answer!!!NOT!! Like the CAPAC numbers and statements are Truth>>>NOT!!!! It is a sounding board for left wing nutcases. Why should anyone pass nonsense on? If you want to pass something on, pass on the truth, not crapola. Truth like unemployment (which NObama said would be down to 5% last year because of the "summer of the stimulus") is still 8.3%, 14% in the black community and 48% with black youth. What about the 45% increase of welfare recipients? What about the cars that were supposed to be built in DE but stimulus money and jobs went to finland? What about the racist remarks by Democrats. What about anti women comments (let alone the women NOT employed by the amatures administration) by the lib followers, using the "C" word to describe conservative women? I have posted TRUE facts and figures from gvmt websites and news stories from even Obamas sounding boards. Obama had a shot, he is in over his head and he admits it. Hell, he even gave himself and "incomplete" because he cannot do the job. Well will be better off with Romney, he can run a business and that is what we need, a businessman to run the show. You are just sweating bullets because your handouts will be discontinued, but there will be pleanty of jobs if you want one, when Romney is elected president. Quit being sooo lazy and find out the REAL TRUTH or just STFU,
B Allen September 17, 2012 at 02:31 PM
You people like to post "twisted" stories and not the true facts. Here is the truth about the obamas past, not what the story as told by the first lady. There are facts out there, but this had them ALL in one place. BTW, why would they relinquish their law licenses also? Guess we won't know the truth about that either since obama has his records sealed and has put out $2Million to do so in legal fees. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/05/Fact-Check-Michelle-Obama-s-False-Fairy-Tale-of-Struggle
B Allen September 17, 2012 at 02:45 PM
WOW!!! I don't like many of the words this guy is using but he is mad and is speaking the truth. He is speaking for many people who want to make the change but are afraid of what others will do to them should they NOT vote for Nobama. THIS GUY GETS IT, WHEN WILL OTHERS GET IT???? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsSQtxrw7uU&feature=player_embedded#! Also, go see http://errvideo.com/ and see what REAL BLACK LEADERS are saying
You made me laugh! September 18, 2012 at 12:39 PM
@BAllen why do you post so many times on this thread? You seem really angry. What will you do when President Obama wins the election this fall? Woof woof.
B Allen September 18, 2012 at 01:02 PM
So the truth gets out there, that is why I post here. When I saw this video and saw that these were the so called brightest and most informed Obama supporters, I felt it was my duty as an American citizen to get you people up to date and post the REAL TRUTH and to give REAL FACTS and Figures, NOT made up truth, twisted comments and false data from your deceivers (opps leftie leaders). I felt that since these were the best and brightest, I then thought about people like you who are nOT considered the best and brightest NObama supporters, who are TOTALLY clueless, uninformed, uneducated, ignorant cretins. So tell me bright one (in your own mind), what has Nobama done? Has he given you free gas, free food, free housing, free medical, free dental? Oh wait, you must be on the government dole. So tell me, are you in this video? Since you think you are sooooo bright, I am sure that is you who was the first one who was asked the question. But then agan, I am not sure you would be able to answer the question as eloquently as that water carrier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm1KOBMg1Y8
B Allen September 18, 2012 at 01:11 PM
oh btw I am not angry, just want to see if you can be educated...I like to take on impossible missions. It is pretty racist of you to vote for him because he is black and being able to be manipulated.. Would you vote for the 1/2 of him that is white? hahaha Did not think so, so you are racist there also. Here are MORE smart ones, are you or any of your girlfriends in this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCXot2HQT00&feature=related
B Allen September 18, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Here is someone you can believe because he speaks the truth, not the guy in the white house. The guy in the white house and ALL democrats like the way things are in the black community, the person answering the question in this video does NOT like how the democrats have kept the black community "under their thumb" over the yrs. This guy will be elected president after the 8 yrs Romney will be president. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJNNsL8gn3s&feature=related
B Allen September 18, 2012 at 01:36 PM
also, why do you keep barking or going woof woof...seems pretty gay to me, that you would be woofing at me.
B Allen September 18, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Geeze Frankiegirl...again, not a very bright response, when are you going to start having some respect for yourself? You say "second link", hell, I have posted many links with the truth. Again, you make NO sense at all. Who cares where it came from, it depicts the lame brains out there on the left. So, I can understand why you go on attack once again when the truth is posted, because again, you cannot handle the truth. were you talking this video? www.errvideo.com (I watched this 2 yrs ago and learned quite a bit from it? or are you maybe talking about this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sbvXvS3LhA
You made me laugh! September 18, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Oh no again with the personal attacks. You are a troll of the worst sort. Rule #48 It does not matter what thread I troll on I still sound stupid. Bark for me. Earn your kibble.
You made me laugh! September 18, 2012 at 02:18 PM
@Frank the more important piece is that @BAllen likes to listen to someone who claims Democrats are somehow using voodoo mind control on a segment of the population. He believes in magic! My guess is he is angry in real life too. Rule #499 I am going to call you Frankiegirl and make you run away. Good doggie.
KS September 18, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Need to throw his white-half out as well
jag September 18, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Wow, every time I happen upon B Allen he's embarrassing himself worse and worse. Even for a teenager (or pre-teen?), he sounds childish.
Bob September 18, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Gideon - I have come to believe that the only people who always seem to see race are the racists, as your statement proves.
Steve September 18, 2012 at 09:23 PM
LOL Allen West. He's a Deadbeat that got tossed out of the military.
Willie Dewit September 21, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Liberalism is a mental disorder plain and simple. Seek help, get it, use it. All of you misinformed "Otrauma" voters can help us turn this country around. We're all in this together. God Bless us all... we need it.
B Allen September 23, 2012 at 01:47 PM
I can see all the little pansies are posting more and more nonsense. Trying to act like big girls. Looks like the whole lot of you like to be humiliated because you have no respect for yourselves looking like a bunch of horses butts on here. I bet when you little girls get together for your circle jerks you "stroke" each other to make yourselves feel good and like you have an ounce of brains between yourselves. YMML, you are an idiot. Looks like you have to follow everything, even my lead because you cannot think for yourself. You rule thing is totally retarded and makes no sense. Now you are really pissing off Saul Alinsky continuing to be OLD NEWS, RULE #7 RULES FOR RADICALS. I TOTALLY agree with you Willie. All these little pissants post on here are attacks. I have NEVER seen one true fact or figure from those spoiled litle girls.
B Allen September 24, 2012 at 02:10 PM
HAHAHA Frankiegirl, you are such a silly little girl, nice comeback for a libtard, NOT!!!. I bet that is the top of the list of attack methods for you people or is it to correct spelling to give you a false sense of "superiority" over those who misspell a word now and again. Too bad you people cannot have an intelligent conversation, just grunt and groan and go on attack. Why don't you go have a playdate with your little girlfriends.

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