President Obama delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress tonight. It was a speech for our times.
There is one sentence from this speech that may not get much press coverage. But it literally means the world to me, and I suspect to millions around the world. So, I want to highlight it here.
President Obama said:
It will launch a new effort to conquer a disease that has touched the life of nearly every American – including me – by seeking a cure for cancer in our time.
He added the words “including me” when he delivered it though it was not in the speech as it was prepared for delivery.
A cure – in our time.