"The New Vision"
My fellow Democrats:
With high resolve and deep gratitude, I accept your nomination. It has been a long campaign -- too long, too expensive, with too much media attention on matters irrelevant to our nation’s future. I salute each of my worthy opponents for conducting a clean fifty-state campaign focusing on the real issues facing our nation, including health care, the public debt burden, energy independence, and national security, a campaign testing not merely which of us could raise and spend the most money but who among us could best lead our country; a campaign not ignoring controversial issues like taxation, immigration, fuel conservation, and the Middle East, but conducting, in essence, a great debate -- because our party, unlike our opposition, believes that a free country is strengthened by debate.
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