Obama for America
|Obama (voiceover): I’m
and I approve this message.
[Music] Obama (voiceover and to camera): One of my earliest memories: going with my grandfather to see some of the astronauts being brought back after a splashdown. Sitting on his shoulders and waving a little American flag. And my grandfather, you know, would say... boy, Americans we can do anything when we put our minds to it.
Male Announcer: His grandfather fought in Patton's army. His grandmother worked on a bomber assembly line. But it was his mother who would see in him a promise.
Obama: My mother, she said to herself, you know, my son, he's an American and he needs to understand what that means.
She'd wake me up at 4:30 in the morning and we'd sit there and go through my lessons. And I used to complain and grumble, and she'd say, well this is no picnic for me either, buster.
Male Announcer: His life was shaped by the values he learned as a boy.
Obama: Hard work...honesty...self-reliance...respect for other people...kindness...faith.
That's the country I believe in.