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-- you -- -- when we win I'll tell us.
-- This race.
This race is -- to be even more interesting -- I just wanna say to you guys thank you so very much for all your help over the last days and months and weeks.
Going across this great state I appreciate all the calls you made.
All the people that -- brought into the polls for -- this is an exciting day for us and I just wanna say thanks to all the people that -- let's Begin.
With your governor governor Nikki Haley I.
There are so very much.
And treasurer Curtis -- who's -- my campaign and I appreciate his help.
Number of state legislators.
-- Valentine has been one of those is that would be the very beginning.
-- -- -- At a course that the people of South Carolina who help this campaign I -- you so very much thank you for this great night tonight.
Tonight I wanna congratulate of course as speaker Gingrich and my fellow Republicans -- a hard fought campaign here in South Carolina.
We're now three contests into a long primary season this is a hard fight because there's so much worth fighting for.
And we've we still got a long way to go and a lot of work to do and tomorrow we're gonna move on to Florida.
It's a state that has suffered terribly out of the failed policies of President Obama.
Now it's three years ago we had nothing but promises the slogans by which to judge this president.
Today we have a record -- deficits decline.
-- Obama likes to remind us elections have consequences.
Well today the consequences.
Are clear and the stakes have never been higher.
I said this before.
And I firmly believe that this election is a battle for the soul of America.
It's a choice.
It's a choice between two very different densities for America.
President Obama wants a fundamentally transform our country.
We want to restore to America the founding principles that made this country great in the hope of the earth.
He is -- the federal government bigger.
I want to make the federal government simpler smaller and smarter and well do it.
He has raised the national debt time and time again to astronomical levels I will cut the budget.
I will -- the budget and I will finally.
Balance the United States budget.
He has an active.
Job killing regulations that will eliminate them he passed obamacare I will repeal it.
The president the president has adopted an appeasement strategy.
He believes that America's role as leader of the world is a thing of the past.
I believe and a strong America and I believe that America must lead this nation actually this world and be the leader of the free world and the free world must -- the entire world.
In recent weeks the choice within our party has also come into stark focus.
President Obama has no experience running a business and no experts running -- state.
Our party can't be led to victory by someone who also has never at a business and never -- it.
Our president has divided the nation.
Engage in class warfare.
And attacked the free enterprise system that has made America the economic envy of the world we cannot defeat that president with a candidate.
Who has joined in that very assault on free enterprise.
When my when my opponent's -- success in free enterprise.
They're not only attacking me.
They're attacking every person who dreams of a better future he's attacking you.
I will support you I will help you have a better future I'll make sure that America -- about the all and I'm passionate.
-- passionate about -- economic liberty.
Because I have witnessed our free enterprise system as it rewards the hard work of many and creates prosperity for all in this great country.
And over the past few weeks we've seen a frontal assault on free enterprise.
We expected this from pres Obama.
We didn't anticipate some republic was a -- and that's a mistake for our party and for our nation.
Hours as the party of free enterprise yeah.
The Republican Party.
Doesn't demonize prosperity we celebrate success in our party.
That's one of the big differences between our party and our president he leaves the party of big government.
He believes that ever expanding entitlement.
We're right and this is a battle we cannot lose.
Those who pick up the weapons of the left today.
Will find them turned against us tomorrow.
That's the choice our party gives America.
Or else we don't -- the many choice at all.
And Americans in my view will demand a real choice in this campaign between those people who believe in prosperity and success and opportunity and those who believe in government and I think they'll choose us.
By the way if if President Obama thinks he can -- his record of job losses with my record of job creation.
That's a battle we're gonna win and and if he thinks he can compare his record of crony capitalism.
-- my record of free market success that's about all we can win.
And I -- -- a big player.
If Republican leaders want to join this president in demonizing success.
And disparaging conservative values then they're not gonna be fit to be our nominee.
Our campaign has fought very hard here at South Carolina.
In the coming weeks and months.
-- keep fighting for every single vote I will compete in every single state.
We're gonna win this nomination and we're gonna defeat president bomb in November.
Our campaign will be about the business is I helped start.
About the bills I tried to pass.
And above all our campaign will champion the founding principles of liberty.
Opportunity and economic freedom -- I don't shrink from competition.
I embrace it I believe competition makes us all better.
And -- what's making our campaign stronger.
And in the coming weeks the ideals of free enterprise and economic freedom.
Will need a very strong defense and I intend to make it.
-- The American people.
The American people.
Right thank you yeah.
And agrees with the the American people will be looking for a real choice in this campaign.
And I will provide it.
The plan -- offering protects freedom and opportunity.
And our blueprint.
It's the constitution of the United States.
If you want to make this election.
About restoring American greatness.
And I hope you'll join us if you believe the disappointments of the last -- years are a detour.
Not a destiny.
And I'm asking for your vote.
We still believe.
In the America that's a land of opportunity.
And a beacon of freedom we believe in the America the challenges each of us be better.
And bigger than ourselves.
We still believe -- that shining city on the hill this election.
And asking for support we need you to join in the fight.
Thank you and god bless the United States.
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