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From Obama 2012, U.S. Senate candidate in Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren (D) on the stakes in November:

Narrator: Not since the days of Franklin Roosevelt had so much fallen on the shoulders of one president.

Elizabeth Warren: I think that question is, why didn’t someone wave a magic wand and make it all better? And, the answer is, that, because it’s not how the world works.

It took a long time to shake the foundations of America’s middle class. But it also means it’s gonna take some time to put that back together.

The President gets about what American families face.

This next election is about the direction that our country takes. It’s about whether or not we are going to be a people who say, I got mine, the rest of you are on your own. Or whether we’re gonna be a people who say, we can invest in our future.

And we can build a real future for ourselves and for our kids so that when the next kid comes up with a good idea they got a shot to make it big. So does the kid after that, and the kid after that.

This election’s going to affect everyone. We really have come to a, to a real choice. And, um, what our future looks like is gonna be very different depending on who’s governing.

[Obama/Biden]

You got that right.

Senator Claire Mccaskill (D), there’s more than a few pages in that book you should use.