“But understand, over the next two months the other side is going to spend more money than we’ve ever seen in our lives, with an avalanche of attack ads and insults and making stuff up, just making stuff up. And they’ll be supported by $10 million checks that are being written by wealthy donors who are trying to protect things just as they are.
And what they’re counting on is that you get so discouraged by this, that at a certain point you just say, ‘you know what, I’m going to leave it up to somebody else. I’m going to let big oil write the energy bills, and I’m going to let insurance companies decide when to cover somebody, and we’re going to let politicians dictate what a woman can or can’t do when it comes to her own health.’
They’re counting on you to accept their version of the things the way they ought to be. And I’m counting on something different. I’m counting on you.
You’ve always had powerful forces in this country who benefit from the status quo, and they bet against the American people. And I’ve always bet on you. I don’t believe you’re cynical. I don’t believe in your complacency. Those other guys, they always lose the bet over the long term. And they’re going to lose the bet this time as well.”
— President Barack Obama (via: demnewswire)