Somewhere at this very moment a child is being born in America. Let it be our cause to give that child a happy home, a healthy family and a hopeful future. Let it be our cause to see that that child has a chance to live to the fullest of her God-given capacities. (Applause)
Let it be our cause to see that child grow up strong and secure, braced by her challenges but never struggling alone, with family and friends and a faith that in America, no one is left out; no one is left behind. (Applause)
Let it be our cause that when this child is able, she gives something back to her children, her community and her country. Let it be our cause that we give this child a country that is coming together, not coming apart, a country of boundless hopes and endless dreams, a country once again lifts its people and inspires the world. Let that be our cause our commitment and our New Covenant. (Applause)
My fellow Americans, I end tonight where it all began for me- I still believe in a place called Hope. God bless you, and God Bless America.
Editor's Note: I was lucky enough to have my friend Mo Eppley taking pictures from inside the Republican National Convention the road in Tampa a few days ago. She is now at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, and has offered to provide similar images from Convention events there. Please enjoy.