THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Hartford, Connecticut)
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO SUPPORTERS AT THE RALLY Main Hall of Hartford Union Station Hartford, Connecticut
11:36 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Folks, thank you for waiting. Thank you for being here. (Applause.) I would like to -- first of all, I want you, before you lose all your enthusiasm, join me in thanking our musicians, the Mike Rubow Quintet (phonetic), the Trinity College -- (applause) -- thank you very much, from Trinity College. Thank you. (Applause.)
Let me say I'm about all talked out tonight. But I want to thank you for being here. Hillary and Chelsea had to go home, thanks for asking. But I believe the American people tonight got an accurate picture of the differences in this election and the stakes in this election. And I personally thought that Senator Dole did a very good job of stating his position. I did the best I could to state mine. (Applause.)
I want to ask you to -- I want you to keep cheering like that for a month -- but I want you to think about this. There are just about four weeks left, four weeks from Tuesday. And all of you -- I'm really glad to see so many young people in this audience tonight. (Applause.) The one thing that is hard to convey in a debate like this, because all the answers and questions, you know, have to be done in a set period of time -- is the whole sweep of this time we're living in.
And I just want you to know that my honest belief is that the future that you will live will be the most interesting, unpredictable and positive ways -- time in all of human history. If we do the right things to make sure that everybody has a chance to live up to the fullest of their ability and if we don't forget that -- the First Lady is right -- it does take a village, we have to do this together. We have to do this together. (Applause.) And so, I just want to ask you -- I just want to ask you to --
AUDIENCE MEMBER: It takes a village to raise a child.
THE PRESIDENT: It sure does. Give him a hand. (Applause.) And, so look -- so I want to ask you to keep this enthusiasm for four weeks and two days and to take a little time every day to engage your friends and neighbors about what's at stake in this election. This is really about how we're all going to live when we start a new century, and how this country is going to be when your kids are your age. We're on the right track. You've given me a great boost tonight. Let's bear down and bring it home. Thank you. (Applause.)
END 11:40 P.M. EDT