Bush Speaks

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Compare and contrast Bush's applause points with Kerry's applause points, which ran to 56 in 55 minutes, with Nixon-level perspiration beginning around applause point 32. Bush is scheduled to speak shortly; updates soon.

UPDATE. A massive win to the Prez; 105 applause points in 65 minutes. Killer speech, too. Shorthand notes follow:

Applause point 1: "Thank you all."
Applause point 2: "I accept your nomination."
Applause point 3: "Passengers on a doomed plane dies with a courage that frightened their killers."
Applause point 4: "Acts of valor that would make the men of Normandy proud."
Applause point 5: "Nothing will hold us back."
Applause point 6: "I am fortunate to have a superb Vice President."
Applause point 7: "I'm honored to have him at my side."
Applause point 8: "I am honored to share my walk in life with Laura Bush."
Applause point 9: "We love our First Lady."
Applause point 10: "I'm the proud father of two spirited, lovely young women."
Applause point 11: "My sister and two brothers are my greatest friends."
Applause point 12: "I'll always be the grateful son of George and Barbara Bush."
Applause point 13: "Ronald Reagan."
Applause point 14: "(Reagan) will always define our party."
Applause point 15: "Where I will lead this party in the next four years."
Applause point 16: "Nothing will hold us back."
Applause point 17: "Nothing will hold us back."
Applause point 18: "The largest tax relief in a generation."
Applause point 19: "NWHUB."
Applause point 20: (on American uncertainty) "This will not happen on my watch."
Applause point 21: "Governments should help people improve their lives—not run their lives."
Applause point 22: "With your help, we will win this election."
Applause point 23: "We will extend the frontiers of freedom."
Applause point 24: "Two-thirds of all moms also work outside the home."
Applause point 25: "Make your own choices and pursue your own dreams."
Applause point 26: "America must be the best place in the world to do business."
Applause point 27: "Making tax relief permanent."
Applause point 28: "We will make our country less dependent on foreign sources of energy."
Applause point 29: "Export American ingenuity."
Applause point 30: "We will protect America from the explosion of frivolous lawsuits across the country."
Applause point 31: "Americans deserve a simpler, pro-growth tax system."
Applause point 32: "Reform and simplify the Federal tax code."
Applause point 33: "Increase funding for our community colleges."
Applause point 34: "Bring hope and work to all of America."
Applause point 35: "We must allow small firms to purchase health care at the rates available to big companies."
Applause point 36: "You can take your account with you whenever you change jobs."
Applause point 37: "I will ensure every poor county has a community health center."
Applause point 38: "The high cost of liability insurance."
Applause point 39: "We must pass medical liability reform now."
Applause point 40: "(Health decisions should) not be made by bureaucrats in Washington D.C."
Applause point 41: "Home ownership is at an all-time high."
Applause point 42: "More Americans will be able to open the door and say: 'Welcome to my home.'"
Applause point 43: "A nest egg you can call your own, and government can never take away."
Applause point 44: "More control over your own life."
Applause point 45: "I say to every child: 'No matter what your circumstances, or where you live, your school will be the path to promise in America.'"
Applause point 46: "Local people will be in charge of their schools."
Applause point 47: "We are providing a record level of funding."
Applause point 48: (on a Gainesville school) "Ninety per cent of its students passed tests in maths and English."
Applause point 49: "The soft bigotry of low expectations."
Applause point 50: "We will leave no child behind." (also in Spanish)
Applause point 51: "We will help more Americans start their careers with a college diploma."
Applause point 52: (Something about health care and children)
Applause point 53: "georgewbush.com"
Applause point 54: "Senator from Massachusetts."
Applause point 55: "He is running on a platform of increasing taxes—and that's a promise a politician usually keeps."
Applause point 56: "We are not turning back."
Applause point 57: "I support welfare reform that requires work."
Applause point 58: "We must make a place for the unborn child."
Applause point 59: "Our government must never discriminate against them."
Applause point 60: "I support the protection of marriage against activist judges."
Applause point 61: "Strict interpretation of the law."
Applause point 62: "If you say that the heart of American values is in Hollywood, you are not the candidate of conservative values."
Applause point 63: "You are not the candidate of conservative values."
Applause point 64: "You may be a lot of things, but the candidate of conservative values is not one of them."
Applause point 65: "You know where I stand."
Applause point 66: "I will never relent in defending America, whatever it takes."
Applause point 67: "We are striking terrorists abroad so we do not have to face them here at home."
Applause point 68: "We will prevail."
Applause point 69: "More than three-quarters of al Qaeda's associates or members have been detained or killed."
Applause point 70: "America and the world are safer."
Applause point 71: "We will confront threats to America before it's too late."
Applause point 72: "I will defend America every time."
Applause point 73: "Democracy is coming to the broader Middle East."
Applause point 74: "A resounding result for democracy."
Applause point 75: "America must keep its word."
Applause point 76: "Free countries fight terrorism, and that helps us defeat terrorism."
Applause point 77: "Our troops will return home with the honor they have earned."
Applause point 78: "Our men and women in uniform are doing a superb job for America."
Applause point 79: "People in Iraq no longer fear being shot and left in mass graves."
Applause point 80: "We will give (troops) all the resources and tools (they) need for victory."
Applause point 81: "There's nothing complicated about supporting our troops in combat."
Applause point 82: "Prime Minister Tony Blair."
Applause point 83: "Australia."
Applause point 84: "(Allies) don't deserve the scorn of politicians."
Applause point 85: "A prayer for God to bless America."
Applause point 86: "Our country remains the greatest force for good on this earth."
Applause point 87: "Discredit their radical ideologies."
Applause point 88: "People in free societies do not strap bombs to their bodies."
Applause point 89: "Freedom is on the march."
Applause point 90: "Our good friend Israel."
Applause point 91: "America will be more secure and the world more peaceful."
Applause point 92: (on a 1946 New York Times piece that expressed doubts on post-WWII progress) "Maybe that same person is still around, writing editorials."
Applause point 93: "We live in a better and safer world today."
Applause point 94: "(Democracy) is the Almighty's gift to every man and woman in this world."
Applause point 95: "My fellow Americans, I ask you to stand with me."
Applause point 96: "You know what I believe and where I stand."
Applause point 97: "People sometimes have to correct my English. I knew I was in trouble when Arnold Schwarzenegger doing it."
Applause point 98: "I have a certain swagger, which in Texas is called walking."
Applause point 99: "I sometimes come across as too blunt, (for which) you can thank that white-haired lady sitting over there."
Applause point 100: (on life in the White House) "Whatever strengths you've got, you'll need 'em."
(Beyond this point, Bush became visibly emotional)
Applause point 101: "Here buildings fell. Here a nation rose."
Applause point 102: "A confident nation can achieve anything."
Applause point 103: "This young century will be liberty's century."
Applause point 104: "The dream is renewed."
Applause point 105: "May God continue to bless our great country."

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