10 most animated moments of Obama's presidency

Has it been four years already? The last time Barack Obama was campaigning to be president, the Blackhawks had not won a Stanley Cup in nearly 50 years and the Cubs--well, nothing's changed with the Cubs.

But a lot has happened to the nation in these past four years: U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden; Congress repealed "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the controversial policy surrounding gays in the military; the economy suffered widespread crisis; health care saw reform and U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq.

These issues and more--the economy in particular--will be on the docket this week as the Democratic National Convention, which kicked off Tuesday, unfolds in Charlotte, N.C.

Of course, there were some lighthearted moments in the last four years as well. As Democrats gather in Charlotte, we look at some of the animated moments of Obama's presidency.

-Tracy Swartz, RedEye

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