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That I had a ringside seat.
-- first of these.
A lot's been talked about and god love Jennifer Graham -- wasn't she great.
The first story I want to talk about.
Is the rescue of the -- will -- And let me tell you let me tell you from this man is ringside seat let me tell you about how Barack Obama.
Save more than a million American jobs.
In the first in the first days -- the first days.
That we took office.
General Motors and Chrysler were literally on the verge of liquidation.
If the president didn't.
If he didn't act immediately.
There wouldn't be any industry left to say.
So we sad.
Hour after hour in the Oval Office Michelle remembers our most of what he must of thought when she -- he came back upstairs.
-- -- hour after hour.
We listen to senators.
Even some of our own hearts and we listened to say some of the following things they said well we shouldn't step up.
The risks the risks -- -- -- the outcome pushed to a certain.
I'm the president.
He patiently sat there he listened.
But he didn't see the way they did.
He understood something they didn't get and one of the reasons I love whom he understood.
That this wasn't just about cars.
It was about the people who build and made those cars.
And about the America -- people know.
In those meetings.
In those meetings often thought about my dad.
My dad a little MobileMe.
He -- of one of those guys all the way down the line not the factory floor not along the supply chain of one of those guys who were selling American cars to American people.
I thought about.
I thought about what this crisis would have meant.
For the mechanics and the secretaries.
In the sales people who were dead managed over 35 years.
And I know for certain.
I know for certain.
But my dad were here today.
He'd be fighting like -- for the president because the president fought to save the jobs.
Of those people my -- cared so much about.
Ladies and gentlemen.
-- -- My dad respective Barack Obama would have respect to Barack Obama had he been around.
For having had the guts.
To stand up for the -- -- that all mobile industry when so many others just are prepared to walk away.
You know when I look back.
When I look back now.
When I look back on the president's decision.
I think of another son of another automobile -- Mitt Romney.
Mitt new Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney grew up in Detroit.
My dad managed his dad balloon boy's dad right.
In the entire automobile company American motives.
But I don't understand.
Despite that he was really led to Detroit go bankrupt.
The dog I don't think he's in Baghdad.
-- -- I don't think he's a bad guy.
I'm sure -- Woman cars as much as I did what I don't understand.
But I don't think he understood.
I don't think he understood.
That saving the automobile worker.
Saving the industry.
What it mental all of America not just auto workers.
I think he saw the -- -- what.
I mean this -- -- I think he saw it in terms of balance -- and write -- Folks.
The -- way you may bring your firm.
The highest profits.
But it's not the way to lead our country from the highest office.
I have -- Tired of balance I mean literally hung in the balance.
The president understood.
This was about a lot more than -- automobile industry.
This is about restoring America's pride.
He understood in his -- What it would mean.
To leave a million people.
Without hope or work if he didn't act and you also know.
He also knew -- intuitively understood.
The message would have sent all around the world.
If the United States.
Gave up on an industry that helped.
Put America on the -- in the first place.
Shoot threes not only Barack Obama.
That's what saved me.
-- -- -- We'll look a little.
-- hurt my friend John Kerry.
This president this president has shown the same resolve.
The same steady hand me in his role as commander in chief.
Look which brings me -- the next illustration I wanted to.
Tell you about the next crisis he had to face.
2008 before he was president.
Barack Obama made a promise.
To the American people.
If I have been -- we have Ben laden in our sites.
We will take Q how.
He went on to -- He went on to say.
Dad passed didn't.
Be our biggest national security priority.
Barack understood that the search for bin Laden.
Was about a lot more.
Been taking a monstrous leader off the battlefield.
-- about so much more than that.
It was about Clinton literally it was about it was about -- And unbearable wounded.
-- nearly unbearable wound.
And America's hard.
And he also knew.
He also knew the message we had descended around the world.
Did you attack innocent as Americans we will follow you to the end -- they are.
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