As Lincoln organized the forces arrayed against slavery, he was heard to say: “Of strange, discordant, and even hostile elements, we gathered from the four winds, and formed and fought to battle through.”
That is our purpose here today. That’s why I’m in this race. Not just to hold an office, but to gather with you to transform a nation.
I want to win that next battle ? for justice and opportunity. I want to win that next battle ? for better schools, and better jobs, and health care for all. I want us to take up the unfinished business of perfecting our union, and building a better America.