There were no empty chairs on stage or in the arena. The convention delegates and attendees came to Charlotte to be fired up and fired up they were. Casual reports from media and television viewers rated the First Lady’s speech as sincere and impactful. Clinton took us to school on the issues and how to keep a crowd enthralled as if you were at a jazz concert rather than listening to a 40-plus minute speech.
One speaker after another, some nearly 130 speakers made the case for reelecting President Obama. Then the President did what he knows how to do – he captured the audience with his honesty, thoughtfulness and authenticity.
He said, “Now, I won’t pretend the path I’m offering is quick or easy. I never have. You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth…not every thing is ok but we are headed in the right direction.” He implied that our success is his success, that the people of America are “inextricably tied one to another”.
It is hard to imagine the final day of the convention would be anything but a success after two stupendously inspiring days.
President Obama capped off this wildly successful convention by giving thanks for the hundreds and thousands of Americans who make this country the best in the world even in the “stubbornest” or hardest economic times. He has challenged us to support him this November and I for one, will eagerly accept the call–will you?