National Convention Releases Former
Governor Jeb Bush Excerpts
The 2012 Republican National Convention released the following
excerpts of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush's prepared remarks to
be delivered to the convention today, August 30.
"This election is about the future of this nation. We can shape that
future, with what we do here. With what we do November 6. We can
America's greatness. That starts with a strong economy...a smart
energy policy...lower deficits...and a president who puts America's
workers and job-creators first."
"We must stop excusing failure in our schools and start rewarding
improvement and success. We must have high academic standards that
are benchmarked to the best in the world. All kids can learn.
Governor Romney believes it, and the data proves it. While he was
governor, Massachusetts raised standards and today their students
lead the nation in academic performance."
"Because he is a former governor, Mitt Romney understands that
states must lead this national movement. In Massachusetts, Governor
Romney narrowed the gap between students of different races, raised
testing standards, and put into place a merit scholarship, the John
and Abigail Adams Scholarship that gives students four tuition free
years, at any Massachusetts public institution of higher learning.
He's a champion for bringing hope to education. And he intends to be
a champion for equality of opportunity... a president who always
puts students first."
"So in this election, remember this: Our future as a nation is at
stake. Fact is, this election is not about just one office. It is
about one nation. If we want to continue to be the greatest nation
on the planet, we must give our kids what we promise them: An equal
opportunity. That starts in the classroom...it starts in our
communities... it starts where you live. And it starts with electing
Mitt Romney the next President of the United States."