"Democracy does not have to be a bloodsport, it can be an honourable enterprise that advances the public interest".
What I liked the most about this speech is the owing up of differences between the 'Democrats' and 'Republicans' and their confessed pride in working together for the betterment of their nation. It was amazing to hear this man speak in support of his political opponent and even admit that it was Obama who has chosen his men and women minus political considerations. He made it clear that Obama put his wife Hillary Clinton on his team even though she was campaigning against him.
He even said "No president, not me or any of my predecessors, could have repaired all the damage in just four years" suggesting that it was unfair of the critics to write off Obama's efforts to recover their economy.
He then went on to recall how he has worked constructively with various Presidents of his country despite his political differences with them, towards the betterment of the people.
My favourite lines (from 15.10 in the video) majorly because they underline certain vital characteristics expected to be functional in any democracy.
"Because we focus on solving problems and seizing opportunities and not fighting all the time.......Why does cooperation work better than constant conflict..because no body is right all the time and a broken clock is right twice a day...Democracy does not have to be a bloodsport, it can be an honourable enterprise that advances the public interest."