"Yes, America is still No. 1 although I don't know why we feel we have to rank everything. But yes, despite all of her problems and faults, America is still the preeminent leader of the world. I know this because everyday, people from all over the world risk everything including their lives to get here to our shores... They hope to be free and to have a chance of finding their own piece of the "American Dream." And I also know that when this is no longer the case, that will be the day when you can say, "the American Empire has fallen... she no longer leads the world."
"Dear Heart, you and I are connected in ways that transcend anything we might have ever imagined."