President Obama Delivers Remarks at Health-Care Forum

Thursday, August 20, 2009; 4:51 PM

SPEAKER: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

[*] OBAMA: Thank you, everybody.

(APPLAUSE)

Thank you.

AUDIENCE: Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can!

OBAMA: Yes, we can. Thank you. Thank you, everybody. Please have a seat. This looks -- this looks like a casual crowd. I'm going to...

(LAUGHTER)

... take off my jacket here. Let me begin by thanking Beth not just for the great introduction, but for the unbelievable dedication that she showed throughout the campaign, but more importantly, almost, now trying to actually get some things done.

I want to thank Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Where did Debbie go?

(APPLAUSE)

I hear you were on a scooter. I want to see that at some point. That's pretty cool.

(LAUGHTER)


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