President Obama has given some amazing speeches throughout his career, but the speech he gave on Saturday night will go down in history as one of his best.
Speaking to the Congressional Black Caucus, the president explained what is really “on the ballot” this November, breaking down just what is at stake in this election.
“Realize everything we stand for is at stake. All the progress we’ve made is at stake in this election. My name may not be on the ballot, but our progress is on the ballot.”
“Tolerance is on the ballot. Democracy is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot.”
Obama continued, noting that there are two candidates on the ballot. One of whom would continue to “advance” the issues he has fought so hard for and “another who’s defining principle, the central theme of his candidacy, is opposition to all that we’ve done.”
The president then urged everyone, especially the minorities who turned out to elect him, to make sure they show up to vote in November.
“There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter. It all matters,” he said.
“I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good send off? Go Vote!”
Watch President Obama explain what is really on the ballot this November, here:
OBAMA: “Hope is on the ballot, and fear is on the ballot too.” pic.twitter.com/cnF0mOkScH
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) September 18, 2016
Watch the president’s entire speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, here:
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