• One of the things I think the next president has to do is to stop fanning people's fears. If we spend all our time feeding the American people fear and conflict and division, then they become fearful and conflicted and divided. And if we feed them hope and we feed them reason and tolerance, then they will become tolerant and reasonable and hopeful.

    Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic Presidential Debate on MSNBC at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26, 2007.
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