“… I come here as a Mom whose girls are the heart of my heart and the center of my world — they’re the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning, and the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night. Their future — and all our children’s future — is my stake in this election.
Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect..
And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children — and all children in this nation — to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them… I believe — that America should be a place where you can make it if you try.
The world as it is and The world as it should be – All too often, we accept the distance between the two, and settle for the world as it is — even when it doesn’t reflect our values and aspirations. We know what our world should look like. We know what fairness and justice and opportunity look like. And Barack urges us to believe in ourselves — to find the strength within ourselves to strive for the world as it should be. And isn’t that the great American story?
People like Hillary Clinton, who put those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling, so that all can dream a little bigger and aim a little higher.
People like, who’s never forgotten where he came from, and never stopped fighting for folks who work long hours and face long odds and need someone on their side again.
All of us driven by a simple belief that THE WORLD AS IT IS JUST WON’T DO — that we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be.
That’s why Barack’s running — to end the war in Iraq responsibly, to build an economy that lifts every family, to make health care available for every American, and to make sure every child in this nation gets a world class education all the way from preschool to college. That’s what Barack Obama will do as President of the United States of America.
Millions of Americans know that Barack understands their dreams; that Barack will fight for people like them; and that Barack will finally bring the change we need..
So tonight let us stand together to electPresident of the United States of America.
Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.”