When it comes to letting people marry whomever they love, Mitt Romney says, ‘No.’
My grandmother’s generation and generations before always saw beyond the horizons of their own lives and their own circumstances. They believed that opportunity created today would lead to prosperity tomorrow.
Mitt Romney, quite simply, doesn’t get it.
As my family story shows, Latinos have been a blessing for USA for many generations. The future of America depends in part on the success of the Latino community, and this opportunity is just one more signifier of that.
My family’s story isn’t special. What’s special is the America that makes our story possible. Ours is a nation like no other, a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation. No matter who you are or where you come from, the path is always forward.
Now, in Texas, we believe in the rugged individual. Texas may be the one place where people actually still have bootstraps, and we expect folks to pull themselves up by them. But we also recognize there are some things we can’t do alone. We have to come together and invest in opportunity today for prosperity tomorrow.
I understand Spanish better than I speak it.
My mother dreamed dreams for Joaquin and for me long before we could dream them for ourselves.
Seven presidents before him – Democrats and Republicans – tried to expand health care to all Americans. President Obama got it done.
I stand before you tonight as a young American, a proud American, of a generation born as the Cold War receded, shaped by the tragedy of 9/11, connected by the digital revolution and determined to re-elect the man who will make the 21st century another American century – President Barack Obama.
I wanted to be a quarterback. I used to like Johnny Unitas, the old quarterback for the Colts.
Obviously I’m young and I’m also Hispanic, two important groups in this election. And I’m confident that I can do a good job in articulating why President Obama ought to be the candidate that Americans select for the next four years.
Opportunity today, prosperity tomorrow.
My grandmother spent her whole life working as a maid, a cook and a babysitter, barely scraping by, but still working hard to give my mother, her only child, a chance in life, so that my mother could give my brother and me an even better one.
And my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone.