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Transcript: President Bush's Acceptance Speech

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BUSH: Reaching these goals will require the broad support of Americans. 

So today I want to speak to every person who voted for my opponent. 

To make this nation stronger and better, I will need your support and I will work to earn it. I will do all I can do to deserve your trust. 

A new term is a new opportunity to reach out to the whole nation. We have one country, one Constitution, and one future that binds us.

BUSH: And when we come together and work together, there is no limit to the greatness of America.


Let me close with a word for the people of the state of Texas.


BUSH: We have known each other the longest, and you started me on this journey.

On the open plains of Texas, I first learned the character of our country: sturdy and honest, and as hopeful as the break of day.

I will always be grateful to the good people of my state. And whatever the road that lies ahead, that road will take me home. 

The campaign has ended, and the United States of America goes forward with confidence and faith.

BUSH: I see a great day coming for our country and I am eager for the work ahead.

God bless you and may God bless America.

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