He insisted they could. And on Thursday, he said the passage of landmark health-care legislation was affirmation.
It's appropriate that "Yes we can" -- a mantra that was popularized in Iowa and eventually launched President Obama to the top of U.S. politics -- emerged again at a presidential address on campus.
"This is your victory," Obama told the capacity crowd of 3,000 in the University of Iowa Field House, thanking Iowans for their help in the passage of the health-reform bill.
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