President Obama's keynote address during the Associated Press luncheon, at the annual American Society of News Editors conference was an amazing statement of what he believes - and what the 2012 Presidential election will really be about.
As Greg Sargent from the Washington Post noted, three of the key focal points in this year's election will be: the GOP's Romney/Ryan Plan and it's trickle-down economic plan; that government investment is morally right, and helps private growth; and that the deficit does need to be addressed - but it can't be paid for by the poor.
Watch the full speech below, and follow along on the White House transcript of the speech as well.
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