We recognize that within the next month, you
will choose leaders to guide America though one of the most telling
periods in its history.
This matters deeply to many of us. You will
find many passionate opinions. Part of the reason lies in the dramatic
differences between our vision, and the one that drives our opponents.
And yet we ask you to step back from the rush
of events. Ignore the hoopla, the daily poll numbers, and the sound
bites. Remember why your opinion matters so much.
It matters because we will build a safer world
and a more hopeful America. We are a nation at war - a global war
on terror against an enemy unlike any we have ever known. Terrorists
do not just target our lives - they target our way of
life. We believe in an America that is safe and free, and will protect
our personal liberties as well as our personal security.
It matters because a healthy society is one
that grows. We face myriad challenges with the economy. We will overcome
these obstacles because the entrepreneurial spirit is strong in America.
Make no mistake-our opponents' plan for our
economy is the most radical and dangerous agenda to hit our shores
since socialism a century ago. Like socialism, it corrupts the very
nature of our democracy and our free enterprise tradition. It is not
a plan to grow the American economy. It is a plan to corrupt it.
A strong society includes a growing middle
class, where every American has a chance to work and an opportunity
to succeed. Our plan is for the Americans who have shared their dreams