"We need not explode through riots, nor implode through drugs. We can...have change through elections and not bloody revolutions. That is evidence of our victory 20 years ago. We must now move as a nation from racial battleground to economic common ground . . . . We can do more than progress. We can win. We must focus not so much on the strength of Goliath, but the courage and power of little David. The regressive Reagan regime won because David did not use all his political rocks and did not pick up his slingshot. David has unused rocks just lying around.
"In 1980, Reagan won with a reverse coalition of the rich and the unregistered. Rocks just laying around.
"Reagan won in Massachusetts by 2,500 votes. There were 64,000 unregistered blacks. Rocks just laying around.
"He won in Illinois by 370,000 votes. There were 600,000 unregistered blacks, rocks just laying around.
"He won Delaware by 5,000 votes, 20,000 unregistered blacks. He won New York by 165,000; 900,000 unregistered blacks. Rocks just laying around.
"He won Mississippi by 11,000 votes. There were 153,000 unregistered blacks. Rocks just laying around. He won eight southern states by 170,000. There were 3 million unregistered blacks. Just rocks laying around.
"Black Americans, Hispanics, women, change your mind. Our day has come.
"Don't let them break your spirit. Hold onto your dream. Use what you got.
" . . . Our day has come. March on. Don't let them break your spirit. We will rise never to fall again. From slaveship to championship, march on! From the outhouse to the statehouse to the courthouse to the White House, we will march on. March on. Dream on. March on. Dream on. Our time has come."