In accepting the Democratic nomination for his second term last night, President Obama asked voters to continue to put their faith in him. “America, I never said this journey would be easy, and I won’t promise that now,” he said. “Yes, our road is longer – but we travel it together. We draw strength from our victories, and we learn from our mistakes, but we keep our eyes fixed on that distant horizon.”
Depending on who you asked, pundits proclaimed the speech vintage Obama or “one of the emptiest speeches I’ve ever heard.”
Obama followed several rousing speeches that excited the party faithful, including a particularly animated (and loud) one by former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Like speakers at the Republican convention, Democratic speakers emphasized family, “American values” and job creation.
In an especially poignant moment, Gabrielle Giffords made a dramatic appearance last night to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The former Arizona Congresswoman was almost killed in January 2011 by a crazed gunman.
So which speech–Obama or Romney–was better? I’m guessing most will answer along party lines. Take our poll and tell me if I’m right.