What we need is to make America a magnet for new jobs by investing in manufacturing, and energy, and better roads and bridges and schools.
Tonight, thanks to the grit and determination of the American people, there is much progress to report.
And all across the Eastern seaboard, I think everybody is taking the appropriate preparations.
Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward.
This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation.