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In Chicago, former President Barack Obama campaigns for Illinois Democratic ticket, says 'don't be bamboozled' by GOP rhetoric

Published on Sunday, November 4, 2018

In Chicago, former President Barack Obama campaigns for Illinois Democratic ticket, says 'don't be bamboozled' by GOP rhetoric

“In Illinois, it turns out the check on this behavior is you. You and your vote. On Tuesday, you can vote for a politics that is decent and a politics that’s honest and a politics that is lawful and a politics that tries to do right by people. And that’s what I’m asking all of us to stand up for, with purpose and patriotism and moral clarity,” he said. 

Obama, with Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker joining him on stage, recounted that his visit marked the 10th anniversary of his presidential win in 2008 and recalled looking out at the massive crowd as his victory celebration in Grant Park.

“It was a movement of Americans that believed we all had something to contribute, that we all had a story worthy of being told, that we all deserved a shot at our American Dream. And when the cynics said we couldn’t, we said, ‘Yes, we can.’ And that night we said that, yes, we did,” he said.

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