Fox News reports:
As he winds down the longest, most expensive, most negative re-election campaign in history, President Obama is looking to close on a slightly more hopeful note. But even in his closing argument, Obama remains bound by a jaded view that has dominated his term in office.
Reprising his pitch at the Democratic National Convention, Obama is asking voters to hold on to some of their hopes from 2008 and give him more time to complete the job they sent him to Washington to do.
On a day when a flat jobs report reinforces the stagnancy of the economy, victims of an East Coast storm are digging through dumpsters for food and his administration in mired in a deepening foreign-policy scandal over an Islamist attack in Libya, Obama is looking for ways to acknowledge unhappy realities but defend his term in office.