His final thought was spot on:
We have finished a difficult year. We have come through a difficult decade. But a new year has come. A new decade stretches before us. We don't quit. I don't quit. Let's seize this moment - to start anew, to carry the dream forward, and to strengthen our union once more.UPDATE: The Governor of Virginia, giving the Republican response, claims the federal government is doing too much. Huh? Does he understand what this great nation is going through right now? The typical Republican policies of limited government and deregulation are what brought us to the brink. They've done enough damage. It's time to try something new.