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The New "New Nationalism"

"on The Whole, And In The Long Run, We Shall Go Up Or Down Together"

Well, I want to start by thanking a few folks who've joined us today. We've got the mayor of Osawatomie, Phil Dudley is here. We have your superintendent Gary French in the house. And we have the principal of Osawat-omie High, Doug Chisam. And I have brought your former governor, who is doing now an outstanding job as Secretary of Health and Human Services-Kathleen Sebelius is in the house. We love Kathleen.

Well, it is great to be back in the state of Tex-state of Kansas. I was giving Bill Self a hard time, he was here a while back. As many of you know, I have roots here. I'm sure you're all familiar with the Obamas of Osawatomie. Actually, I like to say that I got my name from my father, but I got my accent-and my values-from my mother. She was born in Wichita. Her mother grew up in Augusta. Her father was from El Dorado. So my Kansas roots run deep.

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