Barack Obama talked about his achievements - ending the war in Iraq, drawing back on the war in Afghanistan, and about the death of Osama bin Laden.
He also talked about his other priority - building American infrastructure and investing in education.
It was an impressive performance and it electrified Democrats here, but let us also remember that he wasn't trying to reach the Democrats who will definitely vote for him - he's aiming to target those undecided voters in battleground states like Florida, Ohio, Colorado.
There was something strangely disappointing about Obama's speech: it was rousing but he didn't answer the questions we all want answered.
President Barack Obama formally accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention.
The former Democrat president shone as he backed Barack Obama. But will it breathe new life into his flagging re-election campaign?