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Obama asks voters for second term

Friday, September 07, 2012 - 01:39

Sept. 6 - Speaking on the last night of the Democratic National Convention, U.S. President Barack Obama urges voters for patience in rebuilding the economy. Sarah Irwin reports.

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Accepting the nomination as the Democratic candidate for the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama called on voters to elect him to a second term - and asking for patience in tough economic times. SOUNDBITE: U.S. President Barack Obama "America, I never said this journey would be easy, and I won't promise that now. Yes, our path is harder - but it leads to a better place. Speaking on the last night of the Democratic National Convention, Obama told Americans they faced two different paths - and that his - not the path of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's - was the way to economic renewal. SOUNDBITE: U.S. President Barack Obama "Our challenges can be met. The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place. And I'm asking you to choose that future." Earlier in the night, Vice President Joe Biden argued for his boss's re-election, highlighting Obama's auto bailout. SOUNDBITE: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden "He understood in his gut what it would mean to leave a million people without hope or work if he didn't act." If re-elected, Obama set a goal of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs by 2016 - as both candidates head into the final stretch - with just two months left until the November 6th election.

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Obama asks voters for second term

Friday, September 07, 2012 - 01:39