From: Wade T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat 24 May 2003 - 20:53:32 GMT
> I am more convinced than ever that the world is facing the emergence
> of a fairly small set of ideas that will reshape our society, the way
> we think about ourselves, and the way we interact.
George just sent me his thoughts, and here they are....
May 16, 2003
Dear [registered voter],
I am honored to be your President during this time of opportunity and
challenge for our country.
Our country has faced many tests and accomplished a great deal. But we
still have so much to do to make our world more peaceful and America
more compassionate that I intend to seek a second term as your
Today, I authorized the creation of a campaign committee to build the
grassroots team and collect the resources needed for victory.
Will you let me know if you will be a part of my campaign in [your
And will you help get my campaign off to a strong start by contributing
$1,000 or $750 today at www.GeorgeWBush.com/Donate ? The new Federal election law allows donations of up to $2,000 a person or $4,000 a couple.
It will be months before Democrats settle on a candidate, but the
election could be close. The strength of our grassroots effort will
determine the outcome. I need the help of friends now. My
responsibilities as President will require me to focus primarily on our
nation's business for most of the next year. I'll depend on friends and
supporters like you to get my campaign organized and operating across
Abroad, we have a duty to protect America by working for peace,
opportunity and stability. We have no more urgent and important duty
than to wage and win the War on Terrorism. We must make use of the
moment history has given us to extend liberty to others around the
world, because in the long term, freedom and hope are the best weapons
against terror. And, we have a unique opportunity to harness American
ingenuity and compassion to save tens of thousands of lives by
defeating the scourge of AIDS.
At home, our most urgent mission is to strengthen our economy and
create jobs. To provide economic security and opportunity to every
American, we must improve health care, give senior citizens
long-promised prescription drug benefits, provide a quality education
for every child, and insist on safe neighborhoods and schools.
My goal is to build an ownership society where American families own
their own homes, their own health coverage, their own retirement
accounts and, if they want, their own businesses.
And we are working to change the culture from one that too often said,
"if it feels good, do it," to a responsibility society where people know they are accountable for what they do, for the children they bring into the world, and for loving a neighbor like they'd like to be loved themselves.
A great country strives for great objectives. The two big goals at the
center of my agenda are expanding peace and freedom throughout the
world, and helping our country become a more compassionate and
prosperous nation where everyone has an opportunity to work and succeed
and realize the promise of America.
To achieve these goals, America must be united. I have worked to bring
dignity and honor to the White House and to change the tone in
Washington. I have asked Democrats and Republicans to join with me in
achieving great purposes.
One of the paintings I have selected for the Oval Office portrays a man
on horseback, leading a charge up a steep hill. His face is full of
purpose and determination, and it is clear he expects to get the job
done. The painting is called "A Charge to Keep," based on a Methodist
hymn that's a favorite of mine, "A Charge to Keep I Have."
I love the painting because it speaks to serving a cause that is
greater than yourself. The picture reminds me every day that my most
important job is to unite our country and provide leadership to
overcome America's toughest challenges.
America's true strength is in our people and our values. Our country's
greatest days are ahead of us, and I know that our nation and our
people can achieve anything if we set our minds to the task.
Serving as your President is a privilege and honor. I have worked hard
to provide leadership you can be proud of, and I hope you agree with
the great goals I have for our country. If I have support, I hope you
will help my reelection campaign today.
We can show the world that America is a strong and compassionate nation
in which every person is able to achieve his or her dream. Thank you
for allowing me to serve as your President. May God Bless America.
George W. Bush
P.S. Your early support with a contribution would be a strong vote of
confidence in my leadership and would help get my campaign off to a
good start. Please make a secure online donation to my campaign now at:
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