"We can choose to go back to the same top-down policies that got us into this mess, or you can choose to move us forward with the policies that have been getting us out of this mess.
You can choose to go back to a foreign policy that gets us into wars
with no plan for getting out, or you can help move us forward and end
the Afghan war responsibly and bring our troops home, and focus on the
terrorists who were going to attack us.
You can choose to turn back the clock 50 years for women and for
immigrants and for gays and for lesbians—or you can stand up and say, we
want to move forward. We believe in the country where no matter who you
are, or what you look like, or where you come from, or who you love,
you can make it if you try."
—President Obama in Iowa today