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We don't know what the final vote -- going to be but congratulations Rick Santorum this has been a great victory.
For him for his effort he's worked very hard and Iowa we have we also -- -- -- a great victory for us here.
This -- I think it's great that -- the heartland of America today.
A campaign begins all three of us be campaigning very hard to make sure that we restore the heart and soul of the entire nation.
And and thank you Iowa for the great -- you're giving to us and to the others -- this campaign look this is a this is campaign night where America wins we're gonna change the White House and get America back on track.
I'm I'm proud tonight to -- -- -- by my sweetheart of well -- -- -- -- 42 years but we've been married 42 years we've been sweethearts for.
Longer than that.
And and behind her four of our five sons one of our son's band is a residents and in a -- at a hospital so he can't be here tonight but.
There's been a family affair for us and in this room we feel like family with you you guys have been -- This for those that don't know this this volunteer team.
Has -- extraordinary work I mean I hope you understand what I ran for years ago we had 52 members of our full time staff.
This campaign we've had five.
And you guys have done the work under under the direction of date console and Sarah Craig they're just -- thank -- and.
And and yeah.
And you're working again I am working we're all working together because of our passion for this country -- -- concern that is being led by a president who may be a nice guy but justice over -- head.
And you look Kevin I look at I look at his campaign -- four years ago tonight.
He was giving a a victory celebration speech.
Here and -- point.
Any data going across that the state making all sorts of promises the gap between his promises four years ago and his performance is -- great at it as anything ever seen in my life.
What we face an extraordinary challenge an American you know that.
And that is internationally Iran is about to have nuclear weaponry just down the road here and this president.
What's he got in that regard he said he -- have a policy of engagement.
How's that worked out.
All right we we have.
We have yet not that terribly well we we have no it.
No sanctions of of a severe nature of the crippling sanctions put in place the president was silent when dissident voices took to the streets in Iran.
And of course he has -- prepared the military options that would would present credibly our ability that it to take out the the threat that would be presented by Iran -- failed on that.
And -- how about with regards to the economy he went out -- -- 787.
Billion dollars and his administration said they'd hold unemployment below 8%.
Has been below 8% cents.
You got 45 million people today out of work.
Our stop looking for work.
Or unable to get the kind of job that will allow them to meet there there needs.
That this is that this is not just a statistic by the way these 25 million people this this unemployment at eight and a half percent.
These are real people whose lives have been impacted severely people who who lose their jobs over a long period of time.
They send them lose their marriages lose their faith become depressed.
This is it just a tragedy that need to happen almost everything the president has done has made it harder for businesses to grow and -- -- to put people back to work.
And that of course is one more aspect of his track record that's been a failure.
He was critical of President Bush.
-- -- balancing the budget for having such large deficits his deficits have been three times larger or more he's on track by the end of his first term.
His only term by the way.
He's on track to put almost as much public debt in places all the prior presidents combined this has been a failed presidency.
And I maps are convinced that if we want to get jobs again in this country it's -- be helpful to have a person who's had a job in the private sector to create jobs for the -- -- three years ago after being inaugurated he was on The Today Show.
And and he said look if I can't get this economy turned around -- three years I've been looking at a one term proposition.
-- -- -- To get America back to work.
By making America once again the most attractive place in the world for job creators and innovators and investors and job the jobs Begin to flow like they have in the past a keep -- tax rates competitive.
Get regulators and regulations to see their job is to encourage enterprise make sure we open up new markets for American goods.
And finally take advantage of the energy resources we -- here at oil and gas and called.
And -- also do the work of finally getting ourselves to cut our federal spending.
Capping how much we spent and balancing our budget.
I think it's immoral for us to continue to spend our kids future year after year trillions of dollars at start of the next generation.
Knowing we can't possibly pay it back it's wrong and it in my administration it land.
And I've got -- you heard me say this before I've been asked you know Howard you get a cut programs and I'm at look at all the programs we have in the federal government.
And I'm gonna -- with regards to each one of them is that program so critical that it's worth borrowing money from China to pay for.
And on that basis we're gonna have a lot of programs we get rid of a number one on the list is obamacare -- Okay okay.
But this election is bigger.
Even than jobs.
And a strong economy.
It's bigger than -- a budget that's balanced and and deficits and -- that that -- gets to be reduced.
Its really an election about the soul of America.
The question is are we gonna contributed to hew to that vision of the founders.
Went when they crafted this country and wrote the declaration of independence they said that the creator had endowed us with certain unalienable rights among them life.
And the pursuit of happiness.
And that word that phrase pursuit of happiness.
Deals with the opportunity associated with this great nation we -- an opportunity -- people came here from all over the world seeking freedom.
-- -- but also freedom personally.
Able to choose their own course in life they came to America.
And by virtue of their successes.
Their passion their energy their pioneering they helped lift the entire nation they didn't make -- -- by their big successful they made us as a nation better off.
The president has a different view to this -- -- -- society.
An opportunity society I think he takes inspiration from the social -- for welfare states of Europe.
He wants to make us an entitlement society.
Or government takes from some to give to others the only people who do well in that setting of the people in the government -- -- taking from one to get to the others.
The right course for America is -- -- merits aside.
Right course for America back economically.
Personally morally is for America to restore the principles.
That made us the shining city on the hill our conviction that freedom.
Is a gift of god our recognition that America as a -- society where people based upon their education -- their hard work.
Their risk taking.
Their dreams can lift themselves and lift people around in the lift our entire nation that's we need to restore in this country.
I love this country I love the -- of America.
America the beautiful -- beautiful for spacious guys.
For amber waves of grain corn counts doesn't it as an amber -- regret.
Another favorite verse.
Oh beautiful for hero's proved.
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life gravity veterans in the room tonight please raise your -- And one or -- let me just quote oh beautiful for patriot dreams.
That sees beyond the years.
The patriots the founders of this country had a dream that was not just for their time.
It was an enduring dream it -- -- our time I don't want to do is the president says to fundamentally transform America.
It is something we might not recognize.
I want to restore the principles that made America the hope of the earth.
I love our freedoms.
I love our constitution.
I love our land I love our people.
I love the fact that this is a land of opportunity let us restore.
The greatness of America and keep this land the hope of the earth thank you so much.
Thank you guys.
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