“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me, because they want to give something back.  They know they didnt look, if youve been successful, you didnt get there on your own.  You didnt get there on your own.  I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.  There are a lot of smart people out there.  It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.  Let me tell you something – there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.  If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.  There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.  Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.  Somebody invested in roads and bridges.  If youve got a business you didnt build thatSomebody else made that happen.”  Obama Campaign speech, Roanoke, Virginia, July 13, 2012

Obama Campaign Speech