Our trials and triumphs became at once unique and universal, black and more than black; in chronicling our journey, the stories and songs gave us a means to reclaim memories that we didn't need to feel shame about...memories that all people might study and cherish - and with which we could start to rebuild." I suppose the politically safe thing would be to move on from this episode and just hope that it fades into the woodwork. It is where our union grows stronger. In the Republicans who never thought they'd pick up a Democratic ballot, but did. That is why I intend to personally pursue this outcome with all the patience that the task requires. There will be many issues to discuss between our two countries, and we are willing to move forward without preconditions on the basis of mutual respect.
We can tackle race only as spectacle - as we did in the OJ trial - or in the wake of tragedy, as we did in the aftermath of Katrina - or as fodder for the nightly news. Well it's time for them to own their failure. Change means a tax code that doesn't reward the lobbyists who wrote it, but the American workers and small businesses who deserve it. I will rebuild our military to meet future conflicts.
I have already condemned, in unequivocal terms, the statements of Reverend Wright that have caused such controversy. More of you have lost your homes and even more are watching your home values plummet. You make a big election about small things.
I can assure you it is not. I would not be running for President if I didn't believe with all my heart that this is what the vast majority of Americans want for this country. Although I believe that the Iraqi people are ultimately better off without the tyranny of Saddam Hussein, I also believe that events in Iraq have reminded America of the need to use diplomacy and build international consensus to resolve our problems whenever possible.
I'll make it easier for the American people to afford these new cars. To play a role in fulfilling Palestinian aspirations, and to unify the Palestinian people, Hamas must put an end to violence, recognize past agreements, and recognize Israel's right to exist.
Thank you. And may God's peace be upon you.