You can choose the path where we control more of our own energy. With thunder, lightning and rain forecast — convention goers huddled under plastic sheets as they darted between sites — organizers were left with some 65,000 supporters — many of them traveling from all over the country — without the chance to see the president in person. The historic change sweeping across the Arab world must be defined not by the iron fist of a dictator or the hate of extremists, but by the hopes and aspirations of ordinary people who are reaching for the same rights that we celebrate here today. And last summer I worked with Republicans in Congress to cut a billion dollars in spending, because those of us who believe government can be a force for good should work harder than anyone to reform it so that it's leaner and more efficient and more responsive to the American people. The senate candidate from Illinois who spoke about hope. And that's because all they have to offer is the same prescriptions.
And he won't tell us how he'll end the war in Afghanistan. But his speech in Charlotte, one of the most crucial junctures of his political career, has been almost universally branded a gigantic flop. Thank you, God bless you and God bless these United States. It will require common effort and shared responsibility, and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one. I won't pretend the path I'm offering is quick or easy. Tried -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Feel a cold coming mom. Eight years later, that hope has been tested - by the cost of war; by one of the worst economic crises in history; and by political gridlock that's left us wondering whether it's still possible to tackle the challenges of our time.
It's a choice between a nation that slashes funding for our schools and guts , or a nation that invests more in education. There are alot of broken campaign promises from 2008, and Obama was in the Senate majority power from 2007 on, what did he do about the economy then? If you choose this path, we can cut our oil imports in half by 2020 and support more than 600,000 new jobs in natural gas alone. Because we work harder and smarter than anyone else. More Republican lies: Someone needs to fact check this fact checking article. He wants to create an honest relationship with his people and that means letting his guard down a little; allowing himself to be seen as porous for the sake of absorbing new information, ideas and solutions. I'm no longer just a candidate.
After a decade of decline, this country created over half a million manufacturing jobs in the last two and a half years. A nation where the most innovative businesses turned -- the world's best products and every once shared in that pride and success from the corner office to the factory floor. He was sombre, and his message was essentially banal: We've done better than you think. The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place. I recognize that times have changed since I first spoke to this convention. Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, North Carolina September 6, 2012 10:24 P. Archived from on January 30, 2013.
And when the house of cards collapsed in the Great Recession, millions of innocent Americans lost their jobs, their homes, their life savings, a tragedy from which we're still fighting to recover. If the critics are right that I've made all my decisions based on polls, then I must not be very good at reading them. We've -- millions of new -- for oil and gas exploration last three years and will open more. The old economy is not coming back. Folks, whether the American people believe what I just said or not may be the whole election. Yes -- -- and longer but we travel it together.
On April 3, 2012, President won the Maryland and District of Columbia primaries, giving him more than the required 2,778 delegates to secure the presidential nomination. We've blunted the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan and in 2014, our longest war will be over. After all that we've been through, I don't believe that rolling back regulations on Wall Street will help the small businesswoman expand, or the laid-off construction worker keep his home. First, individuals and businesses have already gotten more than a billion dollars in refunds from insurance companies because the new law requires 80 percent to 85 percent of your premium to go to your health care, not profits or promotion. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Now we have a choice.
Giffords then smiled broadly and waved enthusiastically to the audience as they chanted, 'Gabby, Gabby. We Democrats — we think the country works better with a strong middle class, with real opportunities for poor folks to work their way into it — cheers, applause — with a relentless focus on the future, with business and government actually working together to promote growth and broadly share prosperity. But I don't believe that another round of tax breaks for millionaires will bring good jobs to our shores, or pay down our deficit. In anticipation of protest activity, the city of Charlotte passed a variety of new ordinances. Who calls him to have his leg amputated above the -- Six months ago we would watch him walk into a White House dinner honoring those who served in Iraq. Mixed cheers and boos, applause. Terrorist plots must be disrupted.
Roosevelt dominated American politics for the 12 years of his presidency and beyond. Coalition to March on Wall Street South. You didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. It was the gateway for most of you. And when the house of cards collapsed in the Great Recession, millions of innocent Americans lost their jobs, their homes, their life savings, a tragedy from which we are still fighting to recover.
No company should have to look for workers overseas because they couldn't find any with the right skills here at home. Take two cuts, roll back some regulations, and call us in the morning. Europe's crisis must be contained. I want to get this done, and we can get it done. And if you're sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me, so am I. I hope they too will remember their grandmother! I don't believe that firing teachers or kicking students off financial aid will grow the economy, or help us compete with the scientists and engineers coming out of China. Education or we can decide that in the United States of America no child should have her dreams deferred because of a crowded classroom -- crumbling school.
Trivial things become big distractions. New jobs in natural gas alone. For the last two years — after going up at three times the rate of inflation for a decade, for the last two years health care costs have been under 4 percent in both years for the first time in 50 years. Has made this country safer and more respect to. What Americans are into is performance, promises kept, records improved, and jobs and the economy strong again. We are moving forward, America. It'll require common effort, shared responsibility, and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one.