Obama: What We Heard in Cleveland Last Week Wasn’t Republican and It Sure Wasn’t Conservative

‘What we heard was a deeply pessimistic vision of a country where turn against each other and turn away from the rest of the world’

OBAMA: "I think it is fair to say that this is not your typical election. It is not just a choice between parties or policies, the usual debates between left and right. This is a more fundamental choice about who we are as a people. And whether we stay true to this great American experiment in self-government. Look, we Democrats have always had plenty of differences with the Republican Party. And there’s nothing wrong with that. It is precisely this contest of ideas that pushes our country forward. But we heard in Cleveland last week was not particularly Republican. And it sure wasn’t conservative. What we heard was a deeply pessimistic vision of a country where turn against each other and turn away from the rest of the world."

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