- The Washington Times - Friday, August 18, 2000

Thursday, August 17, 2000

Thank you for that wonderful welcome!
Tonight is a very special night for our family. After almost twenty-five years in public service fighting for America's working families, Al accepts the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States!
Many of you know that faith and family are at the center of Al's life. Many of you know Al to be a decisive leader with strong values, deeply held convictions, and an unwavering commitment to making the American dream a reality for all our people.
But, I also want you to know that as a husband, father, and grandfather, Al has always been there for our family and he will always be there for yours.
During this campaign, you have invited Al and me into your homes and communities and talked to us about your lives, your hopes, and your dreams for the future. This evening I want to share with you a little bit more about Al and the life of our family. I am going to do it the way I know best - - through pictures I have taken over the 30 years of our life together.
I know, I know, some of you are saying, please, not the family photo album. But, come along for just a little while and see the man I love in a way you may not have seen him before.

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