AFTER THE SPEECH

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Posted: Sep 06, 2012 11:07 PM
AFTER THE SPEECH

Obama's speech is over, and the arena is alive with American flags, Bruce Springsteen music and signs as he waves to the crowd. The end of this convention marks the beginning of the end of the campaign for the incumbent president — the moment when the race becomes a sprint. First lady Michelle Obama and their daughters are with him on the stage as Springsteen sings, "We take care of our own" and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, join them amid a deluge of confetti — which replaced the balloons planned when the speech was going to be outdoors.

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