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Born: 1974-09-16
Profession: Politician
Nation: American
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In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don't always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor.

Tags: American, Dream, End

Growing up, when we would get dragged to these events, I didn't want to be there. Over time, as we got older, I developed a real appreciation of the importance of being involved in the democratic process.

Tags: Older, Real, Time

I couldn't help but to think back to my classmates at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio. They had the same talent, the same brains, the same dreams as the folks we sat with at Stanford and Harvard. I realized the difference wasn't one of intelligence or drive. The difference was opportunity.

Tags: Dreams, Help, School

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.

Tags: Hard, Life, Mother

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.

Tags: Alone, Today, Tomorrow

And my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone.

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I understand Spanish better than I speak it.

Tags: Spanish, Speak, Understand

I wanted to be a quarterback. I used to like Johnny Unitas, the old quarterback for the Colts.

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Mitt Romney, quite simply, doesn't get it.

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My mother dreamed dreams for Joaquin and for me long before we could dream them for ourselves.

Tags: Dream, Dreams, Mother

Opportunity today, prosperity tomorrow.

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Seven presidents before him - Democrats and Republicans - tried to expand health care to all Americans. President Obama got it done.

Tags: Care, Done, Health

We know that in our free market economy some will prosper more than others. What we don't accept is the idea that some folks won't even get a chance.

Tags: Chance, Free, Others

When it comes to letting people marry whomever they love, Mitt Romney says, 'No.'

Tags: Letting, Love, Says

And because he knows that we don't have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-abiding immigrants called dreamers.

Tags: Action, Talent, Young

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.

Tags: Family, Future, Success

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.

Tags: Revolution, War, Young

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.

Tags: Family, Forward, Great

My grandmother didn't live to see us begin our lives in public service. But she probably would have thought it extraordinary that just two generations after she arrived in San Antonio, one grandson would be the mayor and the other would be on his way - the good people of San Antonio willing- to the United States Congress.

Tags: After, Good, Thought

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.

Tags: Lives, Today, Tomorrow

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.

Tags: Good, Job, Why

Of all the fictions we heard last week in Tampa, the one I find most troubling is this: If we all just go our own way, our nation will be stronger for it. Because if we sever the threads that connect us, the only people who will go far are those who are already ahead.

Tags: Far, Last, Nation
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