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But I would not be running for President if I didn’t think that this was a defining moment in our history. If we fail to overcome our divisions and continue to let special interest set the agenda, then America will fall behind. Short-term gains will continue to yield long-term costs. Opportunity will slip away on Main Street and prosperity will suffer here on Wall Street. But if we unite this country around a common purpose, if we act on the responsibilities that we have to each other and to our country, then we can launch a new era of opportunity and prosperity.

I know we can do this because Americans have done this before. Time and again, we’ve recognized that common stake that we have in each other’s success. That’s how people as different as Hamilton and Jefferson came together to launch the world’s greatest experiment in democracy. That’s why our economy hasn’t just been the world’s greatest wealth creator – it’s bound America together, it’s created jobs, and it’s made the dream of opportunity a reality for generations of Americans.

Now it falls to us. We have as our inheritance the greatest economy the world has ever known. We have the responsibility to continue the work that began on that spring day over two centuries ago right here in Manhattan – to renew our common purpose for a new century, and to write the next chapter in the story of America’s success. We can do this. And we can begin this work today.

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"we need to address not only the immediate cr... by john riggs on Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:26:48 AM
For an economy that has never been based on anythi... by Daniel Geery on Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:09:40 AM
click here... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:27:44 AM
Did read the artical completely? things like this ... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:12:44 AM
I do have to admit--Paul krugman wasn't impres... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:36:20 AM
I am very disapointed in this speech. I think it d... by siriusss on Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:44:51 AM
I am one of the 12% of Americans who never got any... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:17:09 AM
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nationalize the monetary system, insurance and oil... by Better World Order on Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 2:38:29 PM
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There should have been a large pause between HOPE ... by Gallaher on Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 2:59:38 PM
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Thinks the way they do. I am curious---With this k... by Kevin Gosztola on Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 8:59:30 PM
"We have as our inheritance the greatest econ... by August Adams on Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 11:09:37 PM
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the American dollar has no religious preference...... by Ernest on Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 10:07:21 AM