President Barack Obama last night asked the American public for four more years to "solve challenges" he says were "built up over decades." Democrats from his home state say he successfully made the case. From the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, IPR's Amanda Vinicky reports:
Illinois delegates were front and center, Obama accepted his party's nomination for President:
"He was Presidential. And I think it was important that everybody hear what he's actually done over the last four years The plan, it's in place. But he needs more than four years to put back together what eight years of George Bush took apart."
That's Scherrie Giamanco, a delegate from Springfield, who says she's been with Obama since he ran for the US Senate. And she's sticking with him. In his speech, Obama told Democrats:
"only you have the power to move us forward."
Another delegate, Mary Plata, a municipal clerk from Yorkville and member of AFSCME the state's largest union representing public workers, says she'll answer his call.
"He's behind the people, wants to get us back to work. Like he says, we have to work hard right there with him to achieve our goals, and I think we're all willing to do that."
She says with Obama, American can only go forward. Bur Republicans say America needs their nominee, Mitt Romney, to turn the economy around.
In Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention, Iím Amanda Vinicky.
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