What They Said

Election 2004

The Republican Convention

August 31, 2004

Marc Racicot, Bush-Cheney campaign chairman

"In this city, George W. Bush confronted one of the greatest tests of leadership ever to face a president."

House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois

"This is no time to pick a leader who is weak on the war and wrong on taxes. George W. Bush is a strong leader with the right vision for America."

Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico

"In this great struggle, we need a commander-in-chief who is a beacon, not a weather vane."

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee

"While others may hesitate and equivocate, the Republican Party will support our president as he makes America and the world safer."

Rep. Melissa A. Hart of Pennsylvania

"For almost four years now, President Bush and Republicans ... have worked together to lower taxes, improve education and make health care more affordable."

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