"First of all, we've been talking about student loans probably every day during course of this campaign," Obama said. "I mean, I've got a very specific plan to make sure that students are able to afford to go to college in exchange for community service or military service."
"Our health care costs are escalating so quickly that we may not be able to do anything about it," he said. "But one thing I've got say, though, despite the expressions of concern and skepticism on the part of young people, I wouldn't be sitting here a month away from the election with a pretty good shot at getting elected president had it not been for the extraordinary idealism and hopefulness of young people. We have seen an outpouring of involvement and passion on their part that I don't think we've seen in a generation. And that makes me optimistic."