This is why I support the Democrats_
If there is a child on the south side of Chicago who can't read, that matters to me, even if it's not my child. If there is a senior citizen somewhere who can't pay for their prescription drugs, and having to choose between medicine and the rent, that makes my life poorer, even if it's not my grandparent. If there's an Arab American family being rounded up without benefit of an attorney or due process, that threatens my civil liberties.
It is that fundamental belief -- It is that fundamental belief_ I am my brother's keeper. I am my sister's keeper that makes this country work. It's what allows us to pursue our individual dreams and yet still come together as one American family.
-- Barack Obama
It's been said that the Republicans are great at telling us when we can be born and when we can die. It's the in-between that they struggle with. This needs to be the Democratic party's message, and it needs to be spoken in plain words by gifted orators like Obama.