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President Obama in Golden, Colorado

President Obama in Colorado

"Let's face it, a mixed kid from Hawaii born to a single mom is not likely to become President of the United States. But in America it can happen because of education, because somebody gave me opportunity.

"You know, a little black girl from the South Side of Chicago, whose mom is a secretary and dad is a blue-collar worker—not likely to become First Lady of the United States. But it happens because she got a great education, even though her folks didn’t have a lot of money.

"It's the gateway of opportunity for middle-class families, for those who are willing to work hard to get into the middle class and stay there."

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