In five days, Americans have a choice to make between staying the course, or taking America in a new direction.
That gives some Americans a reason to think about something they haven't done in a while: Vote for a Democrat.
Democrats offer a new direction that begins with a commitment to honesty and fiscal responsibility. A new direction in Iraq that begins with a responsible, phased redeployment of our brave troops. A defense policy that is tough and smart and makes our nation safer by implementing the recommendations of the 9-11 Commission. A new direction for our economy that ends Republican deficit spending and ensures middle class tax fairness.
We will make health care more affordable for all Americans, and fix the Medicare prescription drug program.
There are many things we disagree with Republicans about. Iraq. Budget deficits. The response to Hurricane Katrina.
But our deepest disagreements are with the Republican's attempts to divide America by putting their own interests ahead of the interests of our country.
The most important promise we make is this: We will value your beliefs and your families as we restore America to its position of moral leadership throughout the world.
Together, we will move America in a new direction.
Howard Dean is Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Jo Ann Davidson
My name is Jo Ann Davidson. I'm the Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee. My pride and joy are my grandchildren – it is because of them that this election is so important to me and to all of us.
I want to know that for my grandchildren, the 6.6 million jobs we've created over the last three years is just the beginning.
I want to know that the five years since 9/11 without a terrorist attack is just the beginning.
I want to know they will be safe, secure, and successful.
So when Democrats vote to eliminate the Patriot Act and stop us from listening in on terrorist conversations, I worry about my grandchildren's future.
When Democrats say that no tax increase is off the table, I wonder about my grandchildren's future.
When Nancy Pelosi, who wants to be Speaker of the House, says less than a year after 9/11 that she doesn't believe we are at war...when John Kerry, the 2004 Democrat Presidential candidate, says our troops are uneducated...
when Harry Reid calls our President a 'loser' and a 'liar,' I know that I don't want those people deciding my grandchildren's future.
That is why I know this election matters. And that is why I urge all Americans to vote Republican on November 7.
Jo Ann Davidson is Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee.