President Barack Obama wraps pre-convention run in Virginia; wife's DNC speech next

NORFOLK, VA - President Barack Obama says the election in two months is a chance to "close the gap between what America should be and what it is right now."

He said a lot of jobs have been created but there are still more to create.

"We've come too far to turn back now," he said.

Speaking at Norfolk State University in Virginia on Tuesday, the president called on students to help him get out the vote.

Tuesday's stop capped off a swing through battleground states that also took Obama to Iowa, Colorado and Ohio.

On Wednesday, he travels to North Carolina to join the Democratic National Convention that's getting under way Tuesday in Charlotte.

Obama says he'll be at the White House watching Michelle Obama's convention speech Tuesday night and will try not to cry in front of his daughters.

He said he gets "all misty" when his wife speaks.

Obama addresses the convention Thursday night.

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