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Country I Love
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"Country I Love," Obama, 2008
OBAMA: I'm Barack Obama.
[TEXT: Barack Obama]
OBAMA: America's a country of strong families, and strong values. My life's been blessed by both. I was raised by a single mom and my grandparents. We didn't have much money, but they taught me values straight from the Kansas Heartland where they grew up. Accountability and self-reliance. Love of country. Working hard without making excuses. Treating your neighbor as you'd like to be treated. It's what guided me as I worked my way up, taking jobs and loans to make it through college. It's what led me to pass up Wall Street jobs and go to Chicago instead, helping neighborhoods devastated when steel plants closed. That's why I passed laws moving people from welfare to work.
[TEXT: Moved people from welfare to work]
OBAMA [and TEXT]: Cut taxes for working families.
OBAMA: Extended health care for wounded troops who'd been neglected.
[TEXT: Extended health care for wounded troops]
OBAMA: I approved this message because I'll never forget those values. And if I have the honor of taking the oath of office as President, it will be with a deep and abiding faith in the country I love.
"Country I Love," Obama for America, 2008
Maker: Obama Media Team
Original air date: 06/20/08Video courtesy of Obama for America.
From Museum of the Moving Image, The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2012.
www.livingroomcandidate.org/commercials/2008/country-i-love (accessed September 20, 2021).