Obama: I won't pretend the path I'm offering is quick or easy

Democrats across Long Island and the nation have wrapped up their national convention.In front of a charged crowd in Charlotte, N.C. President Obama asked for

WOODBURY - Democrats across Long Island and the nation have wrapped up their national convention.

In front of a charged crowd in Charlotte, N.C. President Obama asked for one more term to finish the job. "I won't pretend the path I'm offering is quick or easy. I never have. You elected me to tell you the truth. And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges," said Obama. Obama told voters they have a choice between a strategy that reverses progress or one that builds on it. However, Obama's speech was not without some shots taken at his opponent, Mitt Romney.In one of the most emotional moments of the night, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Romney campaign sent out a statement saying the president hasn't kept any of the promises he made four years ago.Obama and Romney are shadowing each other today in New Hampshire and Iowa.Obama: Recovery path hard, challenge 'can be met'VIDEO: President Barack Obama addresses the DNCVIDEO: Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the DNC

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