President Obama previews re-elect message in Miami

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A peek at the reelection message from President Obama, last night in Miami, at a dinner for the DSCC and Senator Bill Nelson: “We’ve now gone through two tough years. And some of us are beaten down and worn out. And the last midterm obviously was very tough. And I’m grayer and looking a little older than I did. People don’t say, ‘Oh, just look at that young President’ anymore. (Laughter.) Yes, he looks like the President.

…But you know, in each of us I think that spirit still exists and that sense of hope still exists. And we have good reason to be hopeful because we’ve done extraordinary things over these last two years…

“[W]e yanked this economy out of what could have been a Great Depression. Because of your help, we passed the historic health care bill. Because of your help, we ended ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ Because of your help, we are making enormous progress on the education front. Because of your help, we made the largest investment in clean energy in our history. Because of your help, we have transformed our foreign policy so that America is once again respected around the world.

…I need you to do it again. …And I promise you this is not the last time you’re going to see me here in Florida. (Laughter.) I love you guys. God bless you.”

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