We have seen a shaken economy rise to its feet . . .
Of course, it isn't the U.S. economy, but my man, Karl Rove, said one was mentioned in those newspapers I never read.
I am fortunate to have a superb vice president. I have counted on Dick Cheney's calm and steady judgment in difficult days, and I'm honored to have him at my side . . .
Just keep that lesbian daughter off the stage tonight, or you'll be off the ticket faster than you can say "Giuliani."
I'm blessed with a sister and brothers who are my closest friends . . .
But, Jeb, you'd better stay in Florida, so folks aren't reminded about that 2000 election thing. Thank the Lord for hurricanes.
Two months from today, voters will make a choice based on the records we have built, the convictions we hold and the vision that guides us forward . . .
So I hope you'll ignore all those things and vote for me anyways.
Soon every senior will be able to get prescription-drug coverage, and nothing will hold us back . . .
As long as Grandma can figure out the area code for Toronto.
The story of America is the story of expanding liberty: an ever-widening circle . . . In our world, and here at home, we will extend the frontiers of freedom . . .
Unless you are a homosexual or you live in a dictatorship that likes me.
The workers of our parents' generation typically had one job, one skill, one career . . .
My policies give you variety. No jobs at all for some. And two or three jobs for others who are trying to make ends meet.
In a new term, I will lead a bipartisan effort to reform and simplify the federal tax code . . .
"Bipartisan" means my fellow Republicans and Zell Miller.
As I've traveled the country, I've met many workers and small-business owners who have told me they are worried they cannot afford health care . . .
I wish them all the best of health.
With the huge baby-boom generation approaching retirement, many of our children and grandchildren understandably worry whether Social Security will be there when they need it . . .
Probably it won't be.
To be fair, there are some things my opponent is for. He's proposed more than $2 trillion in federal spending so far, and that's a lot, even for a senator from Massachusetts . . .
I prefer to give the money to the rich.
Because a caring society will value its weakest members, we must make a place for the unborn child . . .
I know that sentence makes no sense, but that's my subtle cue to you pro-life folks. Read my lips: No new prophylactics.
I will continue to appoint federal judges who know the difference between personal opinion and the strict interpretation of the law . . .And I will choose the ones who favor personal opinion, as long as they favor my personal opinion.
Four years ago . . . Libya was secretly pursuing nuclear weapons . . .
On this one, I don't get the cheap shots on how I pronounce things. I pronounce nucular just like it's spelled.
We knew Saddam Hussein's record of aggression and support for terror. We knew his long history of pursuing, even using, weapons of mass destruction . . .
After all, he might never have had these weapons if not for the support of President Reagan and his defense secretary, Dick Cheney.
Tonight I want to speak to all of [the troops] and to their families: You are involved in a struggle of historic proportion . . .
And I don't just mean getting me re-elected.
I deeply appreciate the courage and wise counsel of leaders like Prime Minister Howard, President Kwasniewski, Prime Minister Berlusconi and, of course, Prime Minister Tony Blair . . .
Oh Lordy, I'm glad they remembered to hook up the Teleprompter.
I have returned the salute of wounded soldiers . . .
As soon as I learned how to do it.
I've met with parents and wives and husbands who have received a folded flag and said a final goodbye to a soldier they loved. I am awed that so many have used those meetings to say that I'm in their prayers and to offer encouragement to me . . .
Especially 'cause sometimes I'm not really sure why we started that war anyway, and because we let things get out of hand.
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 . . .
I can use those soft commie lyrics just as well as the Democrats.