• President Obama's closing statement

    “The question now is how do we build on those strengths. And everything that I’ve tried to do, and everything that I’m now proposing for the next four years in terms of improving our education system or developing American energy or making sure that we’re closing loopholes for companies that are shipping jobs overseas and focusing on small businesses and companies creating jobs in the United States, or closing our deficit in a responsible, balanced way that allows us to invest in our future—all those things are designed to make sure that the American people, their genius, their determination, is channeled, and they have an opportunity to succeed and everybody’s getting a fair shot and ... everybody’s doing a fair share and everybody’s playing by the same rules.
    “You know, four years ago, I said that I’m not a perfect man and I wouldn’t be a perfect president … but I also promised that I’d fight every single day on behalf of the American people, the middle class, and all of those driving to get into the middle class. I’ve kept that promise … and if you’ll vote for me, I promise I’ll fight for you just as hard in the second term.”
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