David Perdue Speaks to Americans for Prosperity

Senator David Perdue might tell some that public speaking is not one of his strong points. Over 4,000 people at the Americans for Prosperity Defending the American Dream Summit in Columbus, Ohio would have to disagree. Senator Perdue was one of the keynote speakers at the Summit along with many of the Republican Presidential candidates.

Senator Perdue was introduced as the “Outsider.” He told the story of meeting an elderly woman on the campaign trail who recognized him. She asked if he had ever held office in Washington. He told her, “No mam.” She quickly responded, “Well, you’ve got my vote.” Continue reading

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Observations from Last Night’s Debate

Last night’s main event debate was interesting. There was no clear winner in the prime time debate. With 10 candidates on stage, I did not expect to see any single one tower over all of the others. My observations are more about which ones got my attention. Continue reading

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Review of John Kasich Presidential Candidacy Announcement

Ohio Governor John Kasich announced his candidacy on July 21, 2005 at his alma mater of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His speech lasted a little more than 40 minutes.

After introducing his twin daughters and his wife on the stage with him, he turned to the American dream. He talked about drawing inspiration from the past in order to carry it forward to the next generation.

“…we can all work to make sure the next generation is going to be in a position of greater strength than what we received. And I get my inspiration from the people who came before me. And I want to tell you about a few of the ones that inspire me.” Continue reading

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Review of Marco Rubio Announcement Speech

Yesterday Florida Senator Marco Rubio gave a speech announcing his candidacy for the President. He is the third Republican to announce and also the third candidate who is closely aligned with the Tea Party movement.

It is significant to stop and look at the impact of conservative Americans who formed small groups around the country and made an impact. Less than 7 years ago, after the election of Barack Obama as President, Americans who had not been involved in political activity, decided to get involved. Continue reading

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