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  • ♪ I'm so in love with you. ♪

  • This is your victory.

  • I know you didn't do this just to win an election.

  • And I know you didn't do it for me.

  • You did it because you understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead.

  • But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin.

  • If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon.

  • They had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.

  • Among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams.

  • So our hearts are broken today.

  • It's the idea held by generations of citizens, who believe that America is a constant work in progress, who believe that loving this country requires... requires more than singing its praises or avoiding uncomfortable truths.

  • It requires the occasional disruption, the willingness to speak out for what is right, to shake up the status quo.

  • That's America.

  • Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. ♪

  • Facts, evidence, reason, logic, an understanding of science, these are good things.

  • These are qualities you want in people making policy.

  • Black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, young, old, gay, straight, men, women, folks with disabilities all pledging allegiance under the same proud flag to this big, bold country that we love.

  • That's what I see.

  • That's the America I know.

  • I do have one final ask of you as your president.

  • The same thing I asked when you took a chance on me eight years ago.

  • I am asking you to believe.

  • Not in my ability to bring about change but in yours.

  • Yes, we can.

  • Yes, we did.

  • Yes, we can.

♪ I'm so in love with you. ♪

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