CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Obama will be the headliner at his own show Thursday night as the Democratic National Convention wraps up with a prime-time speech from the incumbent accepting his nomination for a second term.
After three days of speeches from the president's wife, his Democratic predecessor and scores of party compatriots and other validators, a national TV audience will hear Obama say in his own words why he deserves another four years in the White House despite the economic difficulties the country continues to face.
Taking the stage before Obama will be his vice president, a source of much mirth at last week's Republican convention, who will be nominated by his son, Beau, Delaware's attorney general. It is a virtual certainty Biden will deliver what has become his signature line for why, in his estimation, things are better under the Obama administration: "Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive."
The president was set to deliver his speech as an open-air affair at Bank of America Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. But a threat of thunderstorms prompted convention planners to move the event indoors to the convention arena that has hosted the first two nights of the program.