You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
The person who takes the oath of office in the next four months will shape not just the next four years, but the next forty years of our nation. In these next four years, we need proven leadership, proven judgment and proven values. America needs four more years of President Barack Obama.
We have work to do, and Tuesday Americans sent Washington a clear message - get the job done.
While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago.
We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract, but we seldom take time to thank them individually.