"We, as a nation, face two huge challenges.
They are: our dependence on foreign oil; and the urgency
of addressing climate change.
"Today, they are the greatest threats to our
national security, our economy, our way of life, and
our place as the greatest nation on earth. And, they
are threats, that if not addressed now, that will
have serious consequences for decades to come.
"We have to tackle these key threats with a
national unity and purpose not seen since World War
II. We must seek energy independence with a sense
of utmost necessity, and for our economic security
it is essential that we take the lead in addressing
climate change. Both issues are so interconnected
that they must be incorporated into one all encompassing
national strategic energy plan.
"I know I can provide the bold and visionary
leadership we need in Congress. I know that working
together, united in purpose, and taking action now;
Americans CAN and Americans WILL prevail
and make a difference for generations to come.
"Im ready to lead! And, Im ready
to take action! Im ready to Get America Back