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Transcript: President Bush's Acceptance Speech

BUSH: There is an old saying, Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks.

In four historic years, America has been given great tasks and faced them with strength and courage.


Our people have restored the vigor of this economy and shown resolve and patience in a new kind of war.

BUSH: Our military has brought justice to the enemy and honor to America. 

(APPLAUSE)

Our nation has defended itself and served the freedom of al mankind. 

I'm proud to lead such an amazing country, and I'm proud to lead it forward.

(APPLAUSE)

Because we have done the hard work, we are entering a season of hope. 

BUSH: We will continue our economic progress. We'll reform our outdated tax code. We'll strengthen the Social Security for the next generation. We'll make public schools all they can be. And we will uphold our deepest values of family and faith.

We'll help the emerging democracies of Iraq and Afghanistan...

(APPLAUSE)

... so they can grow in strength and defend their freedom. 

BUSH: And then our service men and women will come home with the honor they have earned.

(APPLAUSE)


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