By Mark Curtis
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - President Obama may have a tough act to follow, after the stirring nomination speech delivered by former President Bill Clinton.
Delegates say Obama has earned a second term. Iowa State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald thinks a second term would spell good for America. "Well he stands for building the middle class. And that's what we have to do in this country. Get everybody on board. Getting things done and the country moving forward and he's the guy to do it."
The night isn't just about President Obama. Vice–President Joe Biden will also accept his re–nomination and deliver his speech. Democrats call Biden a key partner in the administration.
Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse applauded vice-president Biden's work over the past four years. "I think he's had a big roll in the foreign policy work that the Obama administration has done, which has been superb, by every account," Whitehouse said.
While the economy remains troubled, delegates say a highlight of the first Obama term, was the passage of the health care reform act/
"Our son just graduated from college and can't find a job," Said Linda Fricke (D), a delegative from Nebraska. "It's nice that he can stay on our insurance until he's 26. And also my mom has been in the hospital extensively."