Barack Obama’s plea for patience and four more years was extremely well received by his supporters.
The crowd in the Charlotte convention arena burst into rousing cheers after his speech.
The US president may have changed America’s health care programme and saved the US car industry from collapse, but the delegates are in no doubt there is still much work to be done.
“He needs America to get off their butts and show up at the polls. They think some 19 million people will not vote, the majority of Obama supporters,” said Kelly Jacobs from Mississippi.
“This is an America for everybody, for all the people, it’s not just for a select few, but this is something that we’re all going to work on together,” added Rose Hamid from North Carolina.
After Clint Eastwood’s now infamous address, some may question whether a sprinkling of star dust does any good but endorsements from actresses Scarlett Johansson and Eva Longoria appeared to do the Obama campaign no harm at all.