Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A message from Al Franken

"So, it's not enough that we take back the White House. It's not even enough that we take more seats in Congress. We have to take back this government. We have to tell the special interests that they're not so special anymore. We have to elect people who will stand up to the oil companies, stand up to the drug companies, stand up to the insurance industry, and stand up for the working families of this state."

"Last October, I went on a ten-college tour. Some of the kids I met with were 11 years old when this President took office. They don't remember that the federal government is supposed to work. They've seen Katrina. They've seen Iraq. And even sadder, they don't remember that we were once the most respected country on the face of the planet.

"After all, we are the country that sent a man to the moon, the country that mapped the human genome, the country that beat fascism and communism, the country that re-built Europe after World War II and still had enough juice left over to invent rock and roll and the Internet.

"And I believe we can restore that greatness."

"We have a lot of work to do together. But it starts by deciding that we are going to have a new direction in this country. We're going to have a government that truly belongs to us. We're going to have another chance in our lifetimes to restore America's greatness.

"I believe it more strongly every day. Paul Wellstone said, "The future belongs to those who are passionate and work hard." I am so passionate about what we can achieve together. Are you ready to work hard alongside me?"

Watch video from Al's speech

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