Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Arnold Hits a Homerun!

Speech Quotes from Yahoo!

I finally arrived here in 1968. I had empty pockets, but I was full of dreams. The presidential campaign was in full swing. I remember watching the Nixon and Humphrey presidential race on TV. A friend who spoke German and English, translated for me. I heard Humphrey saying things that sounded like socialism, which is what I had just left. But then I heard Nixon speak. He was talking about free enterprise, getting government off your back, lowering taxes and strengthening the military. Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air.

I said to my friend, "What party is he?" My friend said, "He's a Republican." I said, "Then I am a Republican!"

If you believe your family knows how to spend your money better than the government does... then you are a Republican!

If you believe this country, not the United Nations, is the best hope of democracy in the world ... then you are a Republican! And, ladies and gentlemen ...if you believe we must be fierce and relentless and terminate terrorism ... then you are a Republican!

To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say: "Don't be economic girlie men!"

These are my favorite quotes from his speech. What a great job. I was expecting much less than this from him. Boy am I glad I was wrong! There was even talk that we was asked to not use the girlie men comment. Well I am glad he did! Everyone expected it and wanted to here him say it. If the other side gets mad, what are they going to do through a temper tantrum like girlie men? He really did an excellent job and I am sure glad he was there to speak! I know that he does not agree with all of the platform, and him and I would not agree on a lot of things, but the point is that we all have a core and that keeps us together and we really are inclusive and unlike the (D)umbacrats we are tolerant of other opinions. It’s the core that’s important, and we all share that core. Lets go TEAM!!!

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