Republican Convention Speeches

















Convention Speeches








Below is text and video from the major speakers at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 1 - 4.



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MONDAY






TUESDAY





  • Joe Lieberman: VIDEO | TEXT


  • "What, after all, is a Democrat like me doing at a Republican convention like this? The answer is simple. I'm here to support John McCain because country matters more than party."

  • George W. Bush: VIDEO |
    TEXT


  • "I know the hard choices that fall solely to a president. John McCain's life has prepared him to make those choices. He is ready to lead this nation."

  • Fred Thompson: VIDEO |
    TEXT


  • "And I can say without fear of contradiction that she is the only nominee in the history of either party who knows how to properly field dress a moose ... with the possible exception of Teddy Roosevelt."






WEDNESDAY





  • Mitt Romney: VIDEO | TEXT


  • "We need change all right - change from a liberal Washington to a conservative Washington! We have a prescription for every American who wants change in Washington - throw out the big government liberals and elect John McCain."

  • Mike Huckabee: VIDEO |
    TEXT


  • "I'm not a Republican because I grew up rich, but because I didn't want to spend the rest of my life poor, waiting for the government to rescue me."

  • Rudy Giuliani: VIDEO |
    TEXT


  • "This is a time for choosing - and to those Americans who still feel torn in this election, I'd like to suggest one way to think about the choice you have to make in 2008: You're hiring someone to do a job - an important job that involves the safety and security of your family."

  • Sarah Palin: VIDEO | TEXT


  • "I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town. I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids' public education better. When I ran for city council, I didn't need focus groups and voter profiles because I knew those voters, and knew their families, too. Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities."







THURSDAY





  • Cindy McCain: VIDEO | TEXT


  • "That duty is what brings me before you tonight. And it's much larger and more important than just me or John or any of us: It's the work of this great country calling us together - and there is no greater duty than that, no more essential task for our generation -- right now."

  • John McCain: VIDEO |
    TEXT


  • "I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else's. I loved it not just for the many comforts of life here. I loved it for its decency; for its faith in the wisdom, justice and goodness of its people. I loved it because it was not just a place, but an idea, a cause worth fighting for. I was never the same again. I wasn't my own man anymore. I was my country's."









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