Bush's Remarks to the Community in St. Louis October 11, 1992
all. Thanks for that great rally. And thanks for the welcome back
to Missouri. Thank you very, very much. Fantastic. Hey listen,
I think you guys were-I am glad to be out of that tag-team match
over there. I think with my dear friends the Gatlin Brothers here
and Lee, my other dear friend Lee Greenwood, you had the best
of all worlds being over here, not over there.
these debate things, the tension mounts. But there's one good
thing about them: You can look right into that camera and take
your message, unfiltered, right out there to the American people.
You can get around, and I think our message is a message of hope.
The other side would have you believe-and the only way they can
win is if they try to convince the American people that we are
a nation in decline. And we are not, We are the United States.
We are a rising nation, the most respected in the entire world.
Yes, we have
problems. And on our Agenda for American Renewal we've got the
answer to fix them. But it would be a sorry thing to think the
only way you can do it is to tear down our country. And I'm glad
I had an opportunity tonight to stand up for America and stand
up for what is right.
We need to
win this State, and I need your help. But we also need something
else. We need to reelect Senator Kit Bond. He's doing an outstanding
job there in the Senate. He's here with us tonight, and a great
United States Senator. If we had more like him, we wouldn't have
people going around yelling "Clean House!" We need to clean House
and Senate; but keep Senator Bond there and send more like him,
and watch us move this country forward. Clean the House, that's
me tonight on there getting my 2 minutes in every once in a while,
I'll tell you. But all I want to say to you is thank you for this.
Do not let them get you discouraged about the United States. I
believe I am going to win this election because I believe I have
the trust of the American people. The election is about world
peace. The election is about who has brought change. Governor
Clinton talks about change, change, change; that's all you'll
have left in your pocket if you put him in there. We don't need
any more tax-and-spend. Stay with our program, and watch us move
this country forward.
all. And on a night like this, Lee says it better, but "God Bless
the U.S.A." Thank you all very, very much.
President spoke at 8:30 p.m. at St. Louis Community College at
Forest Park. In his remarks, he referred to entertainers the Gatlin
Brothers and Lee Greenwood.