GEORGE BUSH ADDRESSES REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
(this is prolly gonna be quite bad, sorry)
Madam Chairwoman, esteemed delegates, my fellow Americans. Thank you. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your Vice President for the last eight years. It has been an immense honour, and me and Barbara will always be grateful for all support you have given us. We stand on the eve of a historic election. The nature of the primaries this year has not been what we have been used to, and to anyone who feels that their voice was silenced due to the events of the past 7 months, I promise that Pat will take on board your opinions. The Republican Party, despite what our opponents may claim, is the party of the working class, the party of the downtrodden, the party of the oppressed. We stand for traditional, American values of old. The values on which Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton, Adams, Jay and Madison founded our nation on. To all those who say that we must change because it’s the “current year”, or that the values that we stand for are to be consigned to the past, I say, we will stick with what has worked, we will stick with is working and we will stick with what will continue to work for America! (cheers)
A couple of months ago, I came to the decision to withdraw from the presidential race for a multitude of reasons. It was a very difficult decision to come to, and I had to weigh up in my mind the pros vs the cons. But I eventually concluded that America has had eight years of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, and although those eight years have been the most prosperous in a long time for America, they want change. The desire for change is natural, and I eventually came to the conclusion that we must pass the torch on to a new set of leaders. What I didn’t realise at the time was that the man we can entrust with the running of our nation is Pat Robertson. Pat has proven that he is a true conservative, a man of God, who will hold by his beliefs in the face of the fiercest opposition. Pat has proven that he is a worthy successor to the man who currently occupies the highest of offices in this land, and I also trust that Senator Dole will do a great job as our next Vice President. Together, they will move America forward, always forward – for a better America, for an endless enduring dream and a thousand points of light.
To all those who supported me in the primaries, I urge you not to be downhearted, and to put your trust in Pat. He is truly the best choice for our nation, and I am eager to see what awaits under President Robertson. I will continue to serve our nation, even out of office. I promise I will continue to fight for the people of this great nation, especially fighting alongside our nominee in the months to come. I am optimistic for the future. We are better off than we were four years ago, and things can only get better from here. Pat Robertson and Bob Dole will lead our nation towards the future, taking us ever closer to a new, American, millennium. Pat will lead our nation, and establish our place in the new world order. And that place will be a one of power, as a world leader, ever forward facing, ever optimistic, ever eager to face whatever comes ahead. Thank you, God bless you, and God Bless America!
(as Bush walks off stage to applause, he mutters "I'm not sure about this, Lee")