• “We believe”

    President Obama speaks to the crowd in Boulder, Colorado

    “We believe in an America that says our economic strength has never come from the top down. It comes from the middle out. It comes from the bottom up. It comes from students and workers and small business owners, and a growing, thriving middle class. It comes from teachers and receptionists and firefighters and construction workers who are helping to build this country each and every day. That's the backbone of this country.

    “We believe in an America that doesn’t let how much money you’ve got determine whether or not you’ve got good health care, whether or not you can get a good college education.

    “We believe in an America that doesn't just lead by the force of our amazing military—and we are so grateful for their service—but we also know that we’ve got to combine that with the strength of our ideals and the power of our example.

    “We believe in an America where no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, no matter who you love, you can pursue your own version of happiness, and you can make it here if you try. And that's what we’ve been working for four years now, Colorado. That's what this campaign is about, and that's why I’m running for a second term as President of the United States of America.”

    —President Obama speaking at the University of Colorado Boulder today

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