President Barack Obama, introduced by his wife, Michelle, just walked on stage to repeated chants of "Four more years!" He then accepted the Democrats' nomination for a second term in the White House.
Journalists and others gathered around the delegates seated on the arena floor are standing shoulder to shoulder, jockeying for the best position to snap a photo or record some video of the president, who is putting forth a set of goals to move the country forward toward an economy that grows from the middle out, not the top down.
"On every issue, the choice you face won’t be just between two candidates or two parties. It will be a choice between two different paths for America," the president said. "A choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future. Ours is a fight to restore the values that built the largest middle class and the strongest economy the world has ever known."
The president's roadmap, he said, is an achievable plan that will create jobs, expand opportunity, and strengthen the middle class, delivering concrete results in the key areas of manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit.