Friday, September 7, 2012

'Tested and proven' Obama asks for 2nd term

 Obama asks for second term
US President Barack Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday, Sept 6, 2012. Mr Obama on Thursday accepted his party's nomination for president with a prime-time convention address that asked Americans to give him four more years at the White House. -- PHOTO: AP
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, (AFP) - United States (US) President Barack Obama on Thursday implored Americans to grant him a second term to complete his battered crusade for change, warning of the starkest election choice in a generation.

Four years after his historic election win, Mr Obama accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for a second time, dispensing hard truths on US economic ills and warning that Republican Mitt Romney would endanger America abroad.
Sketching an agenda to create millions of jobs, cut US$4 trillion (S$4.9 trillion) from the deficit and bolster his nation's strength overseas, Mr Obama refused to abandon the hope of 2008, saying: "know this, America: our problems can be solved."
"When you pick up that ballot to vote - you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation," Mr Obama said, forecasting fateful choices looming on jobs and taxes and war and peace.

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