DNC: Making The Case

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 9:00am

President Barack Obama makes his case for four more years.

Fire Marshalls declared it at capacity - hours before president Obama spoke.

After a final night of music, jokes "I know it's an empty chair. It makes you nervous, doesn't it?"

And speeches - including the Vice President's. "This man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and a spine of steel," said Vice President, Joe Biden.

President Obama laid out what he called a choice... Not just between two candidates, but two visions.

He rallied against too much government. "We don't want handouts for people who won't help themselves, and we certainly don't want bailouts for banks who break the rules."

He took a few jabs at Mitt Romney. "Feel a cold coming on? Take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations, and call us in the morning," joked President Obama.

And he recounted major accomplishments. "Osama bin Laden is dead!"

Plus the auto bailout - Detroit, building more cars. "Today, they can't build them fast enough, because we reinvented a dying auto industry that's back on top of the world."

The bulk of this speech aimed at the middle class. "I refuse to ask middle class families to give up their deductions for owning a home or raising their kids just to pay for another millionaire's tax cut,” said President Barak Obama.

The President called for a million new manufacturing jobs, cutting the growth of college tuition in half, and reducing the deficit by 4 trillion. "I ask you tonight for your vote."

If he gets another chance.

Today - it's back on the campaign trail - to New Hampshire.

Tracie Potts, NBC News.

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