This was my biggest takeaway from last nights speech. Barack is recounting having read a letter Teddy Kennedy left him to read after he died. Here's the excerpt:
"He repeated the truth that health care is decisive for our future prosperity, but he also reminded me that "it concerns more than material things." "What we face," he wrote, "is above all a moral issue; at stake are not just the details of policy, but fundamental principles of social justice and the character of our country.""