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.
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.