Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on what Democrats believe, what they want for the people of this country:
“The question is: What do we believe?
We believe in an economy that grows opportunity out to the middle class and the marginalized, not just up to the well connected.
We believe that freedom means keeping government out of our most private affairs, including out of a woman's decision whether to keep an unwanted pregnancy and everybody's decision about whom to marry.
We believe that we owe the next generation a better country than we found and that every American has a stake in that.
We believe that in times like these we should turn to each other, not on each other.
We believe that government has a role to play, not in solving every problem in everybody's life but in helping people help themselves to the American dream.
That's what Democrats believe.”