Obama: The best is yet to come
President thanks supporters, says he looks forward to working with GOP
- Duration 24:49
- Date Nov 7, 2012
President thanks supporters, says he looks forward to working with GOP
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More of you want to hear that you're a former -- won the right to determine its own destiny.
A perfecting -- union.
The -- The moves forward because the view.
The moves forward -- -- that you reaffirmed the spirit.
That has triumphed over -- the question.
The spirit that is -- for this country from the depths of despair to the great hyper mobile home.
The belief that Wallace each of us will pursue our own individual groups.
We are un American family and we rise or fall together as one man.
The American people.
Reminded us that while our -- it has been hand.
While our journey has been wrong we have picked ourselves up.
We have all the way back.
-- -- -- -- for the United States of America.
The best is yet to come.
A lot of things.
Who participated in his life.
With a barriers yeah.
In line -- Very very long time.
By the way we have to.
To fix that.
-- were good enough for the the home.
When you have an Obama sign or -- Romney's side you made your voice heard.
And you made a good.
I just spoke with -- governor Romney and I congratulated here -- the ball run on a hard fought campaign.
Fiercely but it's only because we love this country deeply.
We care so strongly about its future.
To -- to their son meant.
Romney family has chosen to give back to America through public service.
And that -- legacy that we honor and applaud tonight.
The two weeks and I also look forward to sitting down with -- governor Romney.
To talk about where we can work together to move this country forward.
I want to thank.
My friend and partner of the last four years.
America's happy warrior.
The best head.
A I wouldn't believe the men and -- did.
Without the woman who agreed to marry me twenty years ago.
Gonna say this publicly Michelle.
I have never loved you more.
To watch the rest of America.
Fall in love what you do as our guys.
-- growing up to become too strong Smart beautiful young women.
Just like your mom.
So proud of you guys.
But I will say that for now one dog's probably about.
To the best -- to you.
-- -- We're -- this time around and some of you have been at my side since the very beginning.
But all of your friend.
No matter what you do or where do you go from here.
You'll carry the memory of the history.
We -- together.
And you'll have a lifelong appreciation of -- grateful president.
Thank you for believing all the way.
The whole way.
Can sometimes seem small.
Even still it.
And that provides.
Plenty of fodder for the cynics who tell us that politics nothing more than a contest The -- -- the domain of special interest.
But if you ever get the chance to talk to folks who -- out of -- rallies and crowded.
Along the world wide and high school gym.
Let's all hope she worked and later to campaign offices some tiny county far away from home.
You'll discover something else.
You'll hear the determination.
In the boards for young field organizer who's worked his way through college and wants to make sure every child has that -- opportune.
-- In the boys -- volunteers going door to door because.
Her brother was finally tired when the local auto plant that another shift.
The deep patriotism and the boys in the military spouses.
Working the phones late at night to make sure that no one who fight for this country.
That's the fight for a job normally.
That's why we.
That's what politics can be.
That's why elections matter.
It's not small it's big.
Democracy in the nation of 300 million.
Can be noisy and messy and complicated.
We have our own opinions.
Each about -- deeply held beliefs.
And what we go through tough times.
What we make big decisions as a country.
Didn't necessarily stirs passions.
Stirs up controversy.
That won't change after tonight.
That it shouldn't.
These arguments we had a hallmark of our liberty.
We can never forgot that.
-- straight people and dozens of nations are risking their lives right now just for a chance.
The -- issues that matter.
The chance to -- -- -- -- But despite.
All our differences.
Most of us.
Share certain hopes for America's future.
We want our kids to grow but a country where they have.
Access to the best schools in the best teachers.
Lives up to it's like this is the global leader in technology and discovery and innovation.
-- all the good jobs and new businesses that follow.
We want our children to live in America that isn't burdened by debt.
That is -- up my inequality.
Threatened by the destructive power of -- warming planet.
That's not a country in the safe.
And respected and admired around the world.
A nation that is defended it by the strongest military on earth and the best troops this.
But also a country that.
Balls -- confidence.
Beyond this time of war to shape a piece.
That is built on the promise of freedom and dignity for every human being.
We believe in a generous America.
In a compassionate.
It's a tolerant America.
Open to the dreams of an immigrants daughter whose study was.
In our schools and -- -- -- last.
On the south side of Chicago she's -- yeah on the -- -- street corner.
To the furniture workers now the North Carolina who wants to become a doctor -- scientist.
And engineers are not -- Brodeur -- The diplomatic or even -- president.
-- -- -- we will disagree.
Sometimes -- about how to get there.
As -- has more than two centuries progress.
Will come in fits and starts it's not always a straight line it's not always move -- Myself a recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won't end all the -- To solve all our problems.
There's substitute for the painstaking work of building consensus.
And making the difficult compromises.
Needed to move this country forward.
But that common bond.
Is where we must begin.
Our economy is -- The decade of war is ended.
And when I heard your motor -- I have listened to you and I have learned from him.
And you may be a better president.
-- your stories.
And your struggles.
I returned to the White House more determined.
And more inspired than -- about.
You voted for action.
Not politics as usual.
-- elected us to focus.
On your job's not -- -- in the coming weeks -- months.
I am looking forward to reaching out and working with the leaders of both parties to meet the challenge as we can only solve together.
Reducing our deficit.
Reforming our tax code.
Fixing our immigration system.
Your work is done.
The role citizen.
In our democracy does not end -- with your -- America's never bit about what can be done for us it's about what can be done by us together -- -- hard.
-- work out so.
This country has more wealth than any nation.
But that's not what makes us rich.
We have the most powerful military history but that's not what makes a strong.
Our culture brawl.
-- envy of the world but that's not what keeps the world coming to our shores.
What makes America exceptional -- the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on the the belief that our destiny is shared.
Three only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and the.
The freedom which so many Americans bought more -- god your mom would respond to.
I am hopeful tonight.
Because -- seen the spirit of working America.
-- stated in the family business whose owners.
Would rather cut their own grave and lay out their neighbors.
And then the workers would rather cut back their hours -- see a friend whose job.
I've seen it in the soldiers who re enlist.
After losing a -- And in those seals who charged up the stairs in the darkness and danger because they knew there was nobody behind -- watching.
It on the shores of New Jersey and New York.
World leaders from every party and level of government has swept aside their differences to help a community rebuild from the wreckage of a terrible storm.
The -- Let's look the other good.
Didn't matter Ohio where.
A father told the story of this eight year old daughter.
-- long battle with leukemia.
Nearly cost the family everything.
Could it not been.
For Health Care Reform passing just a few months before.
Does not period.
Not just talk to the father but me.
Incredible daughter this.
-- what are you spoke to the crowd listening to that father's story.
Every parent in that -- Had tears in their us.
Because we knew that little girl couldn't -- here in our own.
Every American wants her future to be just as bright.
That's who we are.
That's the country I'm so proud to lead as your president.
Despite all the hardship we've been through.
Despite all the frustrations.
I've never been more hopeful about our future.
No more hopeful about America.
Does this thing about hope.
Not talking about -- optimism.
The got a -- -- just ignores the enormity of the task ahead.
-- the roadblocks on the stand and our -- Not talking about the wishful idealism that allowed -- to just sit on the sidelines or short from a fight.
I have always believed that hole is that stubborn things.
Insiders that insist despite all the evidence to the contrary that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage.
Even reaching the keyboard and to keep fighting.
America I believe we can build on the progress we've made.
And continue to fight for new jobs the new opportunity and the new security for the middle class.
I believe we can keep the promise of our -- Yeah -- give -- if you're willing to work hard.
It doesn't matter who you warm.
Or were you come from or what you look like.
Or were you love it doesn't matter where they're glad you're live -- -- -- -- Obama lives in Chicago.
Taking his supporters and those who voted for him seeing.
While -- -- has been -- for America.
The best is yet to come.
Talking about how compromise is needed in Washington seeing progress will come.
They would come in fits and starts.
Saying he returns more determined and inspired.
Looking forward to reaching out.
Leaders of both parties in Washington also praising the Romney family.
Their legacy of service and seeing that he will meet.
With governor Romney.
Need to seek ways.
President Obama said democracy could be messy and complicated but these arguments we have our mark.
Of our liberty.
Sit in the weeks ahead he wants to reach out as Megan said.
And he said all of this talk around the country has made him a better president.
Saying whether you voted for me the first time or not.
We have a long way to go and things to do and the best is yet to come in the United States.
I tell you.
It's it's big watches these pictures.
-- -- live from McCormick place in Chicago.
The crowd obviously include but this speech.
He's trying to reach across the Iowa this speech -- and challenge will be.
The challenge that lies ahead as this lame duck cover congress has to be with some big issues.
In the next few weeks.