Watch This: Obama's Emotional Final Appeal

"We all deserve a shot at our own American dream," the president told an Iowa crowd last night.


Sounding hoarse and tired but determined, President Barack Obama delivered his final campaign speech in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday night, announcing, "I've come back to Iowa one more time to ask for your vote."

"Help us finish what we started, because this is where our movement of change began," he told the battleground state crowd. And in remarks that echoed the language and sentiment of the 2008 campaign, he added, "You taught me to bet on hope."

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