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“My fellow Americans, all of us in this grand hall and everybody watching at home — when we vote in this election, we’ll be deciding what kind of country we want to live in.

If you want a winner-take-all, you’re-on-your-own society, then you should support the Republican ticket. But if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, a we’re-all-in-this-together society, you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

If you want every American to vote, and you think it is wrong to change voting procedures just to reduce the turnout of younger, poorer, minority and disabled voters, you should support Barack Obama.

If you think the President was right to open the doors of American opportunity to all those immigrants brought here when they were young so they could serve in the military or go to college, you must vote for Barack Obama.

If you want a future of shared prosperity, where the middle class is growing and poverty declining, where the American Dream is alive and well again, and where the United States maintains its leadership for peace and justice and prosperity in this highly competitive world, you have to vote for Barack Obama.

Look — I love our country so much. And I know we’re coming back. For over 200 years, through every crisis, we’ve always come back. People have predicted our demise ever since George Washington was criticized for being a mediocre surveyor with a bad set of wooden, false teeth. And so far, every single person that’s bet against America has lost money because we always come back — we come through every fire a little stronger and a little better.

And we do it because in the end we decide to champion the cause for which our founders pledged their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor: the cause of forming a more perfect Union.

My fellow Americans, if that is what you want, if that is what you believe, you must vote for and you must re-elect President Barack Obama!”

President BILL CLINTON, wrapping up at the DNC.