Michelle Obama, wife of US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), watches him as he makes his remarks at his "Super Tuesday" primary election night rally in Chicago, Illinois, February 5, 2008.
We have lost the understanding that in a democracy, we have a mutual obligation to one another — that we cannot measure the greatness of our society by the strongest and richest of us, but we have to measure our greatness by the least of these. That we have to compromise and sacrifice for one another in order to get things done. That is why I am here, because Barack Obama is the ONLY person in this who understands that. That before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation.Via "Michelle Obama's Vision of America" (Hugh Hewitt, February 15, 2008).