In his acceptance speech to close out the DNC Thursday, President Obama highlighted the “choice between two paths." “On every issue, the choice you face won’t be just between two candidates or two parties,” Obama said to cheering crowds. In going with the convention theme of the American dream, Obama hit hard on his grandparents' rise to the middle class. Obama also turned on the jokes, saying that Republicans that "taking two cuts and call me in the morning" would cure everything. Obama also paid tribute to the military—a theme of the evening—and also praised the country after "a new tower rises above the New York skyline, al Qaeda is on the path to defeat, and Osama bin Laden is dead." Obama touched on his signature "hope" campaign, saying "I have never been more hopeful about America."