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  1996 Democratic National Convention Speech - Al Gore
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ContributorThe Sunset Provision 
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Ladies and gentlemen, with humility and gratitude for the confidence you have vested in me, with pride in all that we have accomplished together and with faith in America's future under Bill Clinton's leadership, I accept your nomination for another term as Vice President of the United States of America.

Tonight I will speak only briefly to thank the people who made this moment possible. First, to my wife Tipper, thank you for being everything to me. To our four children, Correna, Kristin, Sara and Albert, I am prouder of you than you could ever know.

To my mother and father, whose integrity and honor inspired me to public service, to my closest friend, my brother in law, Frank Hunger, to Tipper's parents and family and to the many friends, our extended family who have brightened our lives, thank you.

Thank you also Mayor Rich Daley and thank you Chicago. Thank you for hosting this Convention so skillfully and warmly. For me personally and for my family, after this week, we know that the city of broad shoulders also has a boundless heart.

I think I speak for everyone gathered here when I say this Convention has been the greatest. Thank you for a week we will never forget.

Thank you, Chicago.
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