"Respect, empower, and include. Those words were emblazoned on the walls of the Iowa state headquarters, and we put them on the walls in our Ohio headquarters (and many other offices around the country) as well. 'Respect, empower, and include' wasn't used in ads and whatnot, but, rather, was an operating philosophy for the staff -- that came from and was practiced by the highest level folks on the campaign."while one campaign was trying to point up our differences, trying to divide us, the folks working and volunteering for obama were hearing – and seeing – this message.
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