The people I meet - in small towns and big cities, in diners and office parks - they don't expect government to solve all their problems. He was a good-looking kid, six two, six three, clear eyed, with an easy smile. I just think he doesn't know. That is why I ordered the removal of our combat brigades by next August.
But she didn't. I just think he doesn't know. It's because John McCain doesn't get it.
And that it's not enough to just believe this - we have to do our part to make it a reality. And I will restore our moral standing, so that America is once again that last, best hope for all who are called to the cause of freedom, who long for lives of peace, and who yearn for a better future.
That's not what I'm talking about. Part of it's because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who've been all too eager to exploit what divides us. And occasionally it finds voice in the church on Sunday morning, in the pulpit and in the pews. Tomorrow, I will visit Buchenwald, which was part of a network of camps where Jews were enslaved, tortured, shot and gassed to death by the Third Reich.
That we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door. A belief that we're all connected as one people. And so this will be a difficult debate next week. There is real evil and hardship and pain and suffering in the world and we should be humble in our belief that we can eliminate them. Many bring up a specific issue.
Thank you, and God bless America.