John Kerry spoke before a National Head Start Association conference in Florida today to promote his Kid's First proposal. Here's some excerpts from Kerry's statement:
I went back and reread the whole New Testament the other day. Nowhere in the three-year ministry of Jesus Christ did I find a suggestion at all, ever, anywhere, in any way whatsover, that you ought to take the money from the poor, the opportunities from the poor and give them to the rich people.
We need enlist and join together in a great cause across the country that puts a simple choice before our fellow Americans. It's a choice that, I think, is based on values.
The fact is, 10 million more Americans voted for our idea of what we wanted to do than voted for Bill Clinton in 1996 when he was the sitting president of the United States. The fact is, a million people volunteered. The fact is, across America we created an energy.
And that energy is going to keep on going and keep on fighting until we achieve what we want to.