Transcript for Obama's DNC Speech: What to Expect
Good evening from charlotte, north carolina. This is the biggest night of the democratic national convention. The last night. And president obama at this moment, preparing to walk on to that stage to join the duel with republican candidate mitt romney who spoke last week. The president, about to make a high stakes case for himself to the american people. Our political team is out in force tonight to cover it all. Abc's chief white house correspondent ready now to lead us off. Jake? Good evening, diane. Senior white house officials say president obama will lay out a vision, an economic vision for the next four years, but it may be that he needs to explain not just why the next four years would be better rnt under him than mitt romney. But why they would be better under him in the next four years, than in the past four years. Presidentma comes to the stage with a high bar having been set by this man. Clean-slate barack obama. Competing tonight not only with that pageantry, greek columns and an outdoor crowd of 80,000, but also the president's original promise. More than 500 obama campaign pledges, he's kept 190, or 37%. Such as requiring insurance company to cover americans with pre-existing conditions. I will make certain those companies stop discriminating against those who are sick and need care the most. They claim the president has broken 83 promises. Here's one broke by both campaigns this season. One of the things we have to change in our policy is the idea that people cannot disagree without challenging each other's character and each other's patriotism. Reporter: The delegates are excited to hear president obama. He'll do it with his own style. I don't think anybody can match bill clinton with the way he did his speech last night. And president obama will explain everything and talk from his heart. Reporter: Former president bill clinton dazzled delegates and many pundits. We simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double-down on trickle down. Across the world in an ambassador's residence, the skreaft watched her husband's speech. It's possible she didn't blink even once. Reporter: This evening, president obama will say, you elect me to tell you the truth, and the truth is it will take more than a few years to solve challenges that build up over a deckad. But know this, our problems can be solved. As you probably know, there
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