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President Barack Obama During Los Angeles Concert: "We've Come Too Far to Turn Back Now"

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"Everything we fought so hard for in 2008 is on the line in 2012," President Barack Obama told the Los Angeles crowd today. "And I need your help to finish what we started. I need your help."

The current president spoke to nearly 6,000 supporters tonight at the Nokia Theater during his concert that included performances by Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Earth Wind & Fire and Jon Bon Jovi.

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"If there's one thing I know, we've come a long way and we've come too far to turn back now," he said, and pointed out his recent performance during the 2012 Presidential Debates by comparing it to the showcase of performers slated for the evening, "They just perform flawlessly night after night. I can't always say the same."

A suited up George Clooney also made an appearance on stage to introduce Wonder, and to also make a quick joke about Clint Eastwood's speech during the Republican National Convention by saying that sometimes celebs can hurt candidates more than they can help them (nope, the Eastwood thing isn't old yet).

After the concert, Obama went to Wolfgang Puck's restaurant for a—wait for it—$25,000-per-plate dinner.

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