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Michelle Obama and friends implore voters to re-elect Obama

michelle obama

Exerpt of Michelle Obama's speech: "Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it . and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we're from, or what we look like, or who we love. And he believes that when you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity . you do not slam it shut behind you . you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.." Photo by Joseph Earnest



by Joseph Earnest  September 5, 2012              

Newscast Media CHARLOTTE, NC—The Democratic National Convention that started on September 4, aimed at contrasting Democrats and Republicans, with the Democrats focusing on social issues, and imploring voters to re-elect Obama for four more years. Several speakers were on hand including Michelle Obama, Harry Reid, Rahm Emmanuel and many others, the highlights of which are posted below.

michelle obama

Mrs. Obama also said, "Every day, the people I meet inspire me . every day, they make me proud . every day they remind me how blessed we are to live in the greatest nation on earth."  Photo by Joseph Earnest




"You see, even though back then Barack was a senator and a presidential candidate . to me, he was still the guy who'd picked me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out, I could actually see the pavement going by through a hole in the passenger side door . he was the guy whose proudest possession was a coffee table he'd found in a dumpster, and whose only pair of decent shoes was half a size too small," she said. Photo by Joseph Earnest



Maya Soetoro-ng: Sister of Barack Obama

Barack Obama's sister, Maya Soetoro-ng told the crowd, "Four years ago at this convention, I spoke with you all about how Barack and I didn't grow up with much in the way of wealth. But we were blessed with a mother who taught us that education is the surest path from limited means to limitless opportunity. She inspired me to become a teacher. And she inspired Barack's deep commitment to giving all our young people the opportunities our education gave us." Photo by Joseph Earnest



joe kennedy iii

Joe Kennedy III who is part of the Kennedy clan and is also candidate for US House of Representatives, Massachusetts spoke about his late uncle Ted Kennedy.  A video showed the influence Ted Kennedy had in introducing Obama to America and ultimately getting him elected. Photo by Joseph Earnest



harry reid

"We must stop the Tea Party before the United States Senate falls into the hands of extremists and ideologues who leave no room for reason or compromise, who don't recognize common ground even when they're standing on it.And if they won't stand up to Rush Limbaugh or Grover Norquist, what would make anyone think they would stand up for you?" Harry Reid said.  Photo by Joseph Earnest



rahm emmanuel

Rahm Emmanuel remarked, "You remember the uncertainty, and the fear that seized our country.  On the first day, I said, "Mr. President, which crisis do you want me to tackle first?" He looked me in the eye with that look reserved just for his chief of staff, "Rahm, we were sent here to tackle all of them, not choose between them.""  Photo by Joseph Earnest



rahm emmanuel

 Known as the "Godfather" Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel delivers his speech at the DNC convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Photo by Joseph Earnest



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