• President Obama in Florida: “Won't we be better off?”

    President Obama in Winter Park, Florida

    At Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, today, President Obama explained what's behind his campaign:

    Let me ask you this: Wouldn’t we be better off if we keep fighting for the things that have always made us strong, making sure our young people can afford to get a higher education? Wouldn’t we be better off if we were developing new sources of American energy because we’ve put the money into the research to develop them? Wouldn’t we be better off if we were investing in things like advanced manufacturing to sell goods around the rest of the world made right here in Florida with American workers?

    Five years or 10 years or 20 years from now, won’t we be better off if we’ve made these smart, sometimes tough, decisions, understanding that we grow this economy not from the top down, but from the middle out and from the bottom up—creating an economy where everybody gets a fair shot and everybody is doing their fair share and everybody is playing by the same set of rules. Won’t we be better off if we’ve got the courage to keep working and fighting and moving forward? That’s what I believe. That’s why I’m running for President.

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