Excerpts of Remarks by Governor Schwarzenegger as Prepared for Delivery at the 2004 Republican National Convention on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 'Fulfilling America's Promise: Building a Safer World and

a More Hopeful America'



    NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the convention will pay tribute
 to the compassion of the American people.
 
     The following are excerpts from remarks by Governor Schwarzenegger to the
 2004 Republican National Convention.
 
     Governor Schwarzenegger on the Republican Party:
 
     "I'm proud to belong to the party of Abraham Lincoln, the party of Teddy
 Roosevelt, the party of Ronald Reagan - and the party of George W. Bush. To my
 fellow immigrants listening tonight, I want you to know how welcome you are in
 this party. We Republicans admire your ambition. We encourage your dreams. We
 believe in your future."
 
     Governor Schwarzenegger on the American Dream:
 
     "In this country, it doesn't make any difference where you were born. It
 doesn't make any difference who your parents were. It doesn't make any
 difference if, like me, you couldn't even speak English until you were in your
 twenties. America gave me opportunities, and my immigrant dreams came true. I
 want other people to get the same chances I did, the same opportunities. And I
 believe they can. That's why I believe in this country, that's why I believe
 in this Party - and that's why I believe in this President."
 
     Governor Schwarzenegger on the compassion of the American people:
 
     "We're the America that sends out Peace Corps volunteers to teach village
 children. We're the America that sends out missionaries and doctors to raise
 up the poor and the sick. We're the America that gives more than any other
 country, to fight AIDS in Africa and the developing world. And we're the
 America that fights not for imperialism but for human rights and democracy."
 
     Governor Schwarzenegger on the compassion and perseverance of the American
 people:
 
     "Ladies and gentlemen, America is back. Back from the attack on our
 homeland - back from the attack on our economy - back from the attack on our
 way of life.  We're back because of the perseverance, character and leadership
 of the 43rd President of the United States - George W. Bush. My fellow
 Americans, I want you to know that I believe with all my heart that America
 remains 'the great idea' that inspires the world."
 
               Paid for by the Committee on Arrangements for the
                      2004 Republican National Convention
               2 Penn Plaza * New York, NY 10121 * (212) 356-2004
             Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee
 
 

SOURCE 2004 Republican National Convention

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