Skip to comments.President Bush 2004 GOP Convention Acceptance Speech
Posted on 09/03/2004 1:54:59 PM PDT by KiloLima
Mr. Chairman, delegates, fellow citizens: I am honored by your support, and I accept your nomination for President of the United States.
When I said those words four years ago, none of us could have envisioned what these years would bring. In the heart of this great city, we saw tragedy arrive on a quiet morning. We saw the bravery of rescuers grow with danger. We learned of passengers on a doomed plane who died with a courage that frightened their killers. We have seen a shaken economy rise to its feet. And we have seen Americans in uniform storming mountain strongholds, and charging through sandstorms, and liberating millions, with acts of valor that would make the men of Normandy proud.
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To everything we know there is a season -- a time for sadness, a time for struggle, a time for rebuilding. And now we have reached a time for hope. This young century will be liberty's century. By promoting liberty abroad, we will build a safer world. By encouraging liberty at home, we will build a more hopeful America. Like generations before us, we have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom. This is the everlasting dream of America -- and tonight, in this place, that dream is renewed. Now we go forward -- grateful for our freedom, faithful to our cause, and confident in the future of the greatest nation on earth.
God bless you, and may God continue to bless America.
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Great Speech...and not ONE attack on Kerry's Vietnam experience. Where are people getting that from??
Please, everyone, add your comments and reflections. What were the highlights for you.
One of the many positive aspects for me was seeing the President so relaxed and even boyish at times. I believe this is the first time since 9/11 that he's given such a major address and not been totally serious. This time, he displayed a full-out delighted grin that I had never seen before. He joked and he got in some digs.
Although I was taken aback by the "opportunity zones" and the Spanish, I am always rewarded by the way he intimately knows and understands the American character.
I could appreciate the Prez taking the time to thank all those who contribute to his life on a daily basis...genuine love for his wife, parents, and girls...awesome.
I also found his speech to be exactly what it was supposed to...his agenda. No personal attacks. He also handled the protester situation quite well...practically ignoring her. Loved the made about himself, LOL.
All in all, last night was a great closer for an amazing week.
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