At a campaign fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said that the vision of America he is fighting for “is the vision that is truest to our history.”<?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O />
He then went on to cite his accomplishments in bringing the federal government to the “rescue” of the economy and the auto industry, in ending the war in Iraq, in lifting the ban on homosexuality in the military, in enacting his health-care reform plan and in bringing “some integrity to the financial sector.”
“I am confident that the vision that we believe in so deeply and that we’ve worked so hard for is the vision that is truest to our history and most representative of the core decency of the American people,” Obama told a group of contributors.
“But we’re going to have to fight for it. It’s not a slam-dunk,” said Obama, according to the White House transcript of his remarks. “We’re going to have to deliver this message effectively all across the country. And at a time when people have been battered by the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, it’s understandable if people aren’t feeling as chipper as they were back in 2008. There’s going to be some skepticism. There’s going to be some pushback.