Democratic National Convention President Obama paints picture of ‘two different paths for America’ ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jessica Rinaldi/REUTERS "You didn’t elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth," President Obama said. Eric Thayer/REUTERS President Obama formally accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday. Chris Keane/REUTERS Vice President Joe Biden joined the president on stage. Jessica Rinaldi/REUTERS President Obama greeted first lady Michelle Obama before his speech. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Supporters cheered at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. Larry Rubenstein/REUTERS First lady Michelle Obama gestured during the convention. Win McNamee/Getty Images Supporters held signs as they cheered for military veterans. AFP/Getty Images Vice President Joe Biden cast a shadow during his acceptance speech. Eric Thayer/REUTERS The last day of the convention was originally scheduled to take place at the Bank of America Stadium. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The proceedings were moved indoors due to the weather forecast, party organizers said. Jason Reed/REUTERS Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts also spoke on Thursday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts spoke about foreign policy at the convention. Lynne Sladky/Associated press Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords (left) blew a kiss to the crowd at the convention. Lynne Sladky/Associated press Fomer Governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan addressed the convention. Jae C. Hong/Associated press Covered with stickers, Washington state delegate Chris Porter waited in line at a concession stand. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A woman saluted during the convention's proceedings. Chuck Burton/Associated press Demonstrators argued outside the convention. David Goldman/Associated press A sign language interpreter gestured as singer James Taylor performed. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Singer Mary J. Blige performed at the convention. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Actress Scarlett Johansson raised her fist during her convention speech.