Gov. Walker: It's time to move on and forward
Governor addresses crowd after bitter recall election
- Duration 11:43
- Date Jun 6, 2012
Governor addresses crowd after bitter recall election
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First of all.
First of all I wanted to -- -- I wanted to thank god for his abundant grace.
And -- Next stop I particularly want to thank all of you here but people all across the state.
I want to thank you for your prayers because the last year and a half.
The thing that has to stage -- that and I and Nat and Alex so much.
Not just -- campaign events.
But literally at factories and farms and small businesses.
Just about every day over the -- -- to have high that people at every one of those stops and what has stayed this.
It's people many times people I've never met before Kamal the line Kamal the -- -- that governor we're praying for you and your family I can't.
And speaking of my family and how much you've been told that as the First Lady it was -- I.
So that's just been Iraq she is so courageous.
So it's strong.
I'm so glad that more than twenty years ago on May first 1992.
She agreed to have that first date with me and it's been haven't ever sense.
Together we're proud to have two sons.
Let's just say boy but they're not boys anymore two sons.
-- Alex they've been through a lot this last year and a half.
I couldn't be more proud of that's gonna graduate on Saturday had.
They've just been spectacular Internet mention the rest of their progress of our program and my mom and dad.
I know a lot of you -- our victory -- have got my hot chocolate chip cookies.
My mom and dad my brother David my sister -- law hurry up my two beautiful -- Isabella and now.
My father a lot Tony to all my family here -- so many of -- longtime friends so many who lifted us up over the last year to happen.
Even when times were tough.
We say thank you for all of them.
Well thank you.
It's great to see so many kids out here do -- that's what it's all about.
I want to thank god tremendous lieutenant governor Rebecca played -- days.
And -- The -- back got to her husband's estate represented joke lakers their two beautiful daughters.
Thank you to them for standing up with us as well for the crowd taxpayers -- with -- Am.
And I want to thank my incredible staff both on the campaign in the -- that in our capital staff.
To all the tremendous volunteers from all across the state.
Today -- talked about it more than four million voter contacts.
The volunteers and supporters we can't not thank you and I think -- all be here there's a tent outside with an overflow because we couldn't.
We could violate the fire code here but -- people all over this area and all across the state on behalf of our family we say thank you all of you.
Thanks to all of you and everybody at home watching tonight thanks to all the people.
We get -- get a trusted to be you're involved as the governor to be the 45 and continued to be the 45 governor of the great.
I -- -- -- it's not just let me share -- quick little story last last fall.
And I had a chance I was going to our governors association meeting and we get a chance to travel to Philadelphia.
And I went to independence hall.
As a kid we brought a small town I love this study history but my parents we did have a lot of money so we did it often go to places like Philadelphia Washington.
So for me it was the first trip to independence hall.
An -- I was so touched I would I stood in there and I looked at those -- and I looked at those chairs.
And even though as a kid growing up I thought of our our founders are superheroes is bigger than life standing in that -- it dawned on me.
That these were ordinary people.
Ordinary people we did something quite extraordinary.
They didn't just.
Just risked their political careers.
They didn't just risked their businesses.
-- literally risked their lives for the freedoms we hold so dear today.
-- Moments like that remind me why America and why -- -- are so great.
You see what has made our concrete.
Unbelievable what has made the United States of America.
Except through what has made the United States arguably one of the greatest countries in the history of the world.
Is that in times of crisis.
Be they economic or fiscal be they military our spirits show in times of crisis what has made America amazing.
He's been the fact that throughout our history.
Throughout the more than 200 years our -- our history there have been men and women of courage who stood up.
And decided it was more -- to look out for the future of their children and their grandchildren.
Then their own political.
And -- had sustained them.
What has sustain them here -- -- across our country.
It's been where there have been leaders and -- what has sustained and is there were good.
And decent people who stood with their shoulder to shoulder and arm in arm that's -- you have dot -- got -- Okay.
Tonight we tell Wisconsin.
We tell our country and we tell people all across the globe.
That voters really if you want leaders who stand up and make the top the second.
But now but now.
Now it is time to move.
And move boarded Wisconsin.
-- Tomorrow tomorrow -- with my cabinet in the states capitol.
There will renew our commitment to help small businesses.
Grow jobs in this -- It.
-- renew our commitment to help grow the quality of life.
For all of our citizens.
All of those who voted for me and those who voted for someone else because tomorrow.
Tomorrow is the day after the election.
And tomorrow we are now no longer opponent tomorrow we are one it was done tonight so -- gathered.
A few minutes ago I talk to -- Don -- No no no no no no.
Election is no.
I -- to -- fair and we had a good talk and -- -- committed to working with you to help the city of Milwaukee and help -- -- -- -- -- tomorrow.
The election it's all over.
It's time to -- it's got the ball.
I've learned much over the last year to have.
There's no doubt about it out -- 2011 I rushed -- trying to fix things before I talked about.
Because -- -- years.
Too many politicians I've seen not only in Madison but it -- -- it beyond talked about things but never fix them.
Well but I -- to -- act look bad.
We know it's under it's important to -- cool look and I had to tackle the challenges that face all the people Wisconsin.
We're -- gonna be committed to talking together about how to solve problems and then working together we're gonna move forward to solutions.
That put our state back on the right track towards more freedom and more prosperity.
For all of our people.
Bring in our state together we'll take some time there's -- no doubt about.
But I want to start out right away.
The back next week -- -- by all the members of the state legislature.
Republican and Democrat alike and what better way to bring people together that it might have over surfers have brought us it's a Burger's right.
Maybe a little bit of -- was -- severe as well.
Because -- I believe there is more that unites us than divides us I believe that now the election is done we can move on and we can move forward I believe that for the sake.
Of our children and our grandchildren.
Now at the time for us to come together.
To tackle the challenges that face our small businesses the tackle the challenges that face our our families that are our businesses and our seniors and all the people care about the future of this state.
Now is the time to move forward.
And I got to tell you I've committed to and -- committed not just to all of you here I'm committed to everybody back at all what you voted for reenergize.
I'm committed because for me the most important reason I ran for governor two years ago.
The most important reason I was willing to make the tough decisions.
And the most important reason why we're committed to work with anyone and everyone in this state who wants to help with the state sport -- the two young men standing in the -- back behind.
I believe -- I -- people all across the state -- we've had amazing numbers of people are not develop but I believe what inspires us in this state.
It's the back and ultimately we go to work and we work hard every day those of us were moms and dads just like to -- -- not the -- was a grant was you did the course.
We go to work and we work hard every single day.
Not just for me yet.
Not just to put food on the table not just -- the close to the backs of our kids.
We go to work every single day we work hard for the save -- you work hard and people all across the state work -- We work hard because we want our children to and here -- a better life.
A better hold a better community and thanks to your vote today a better state than the one we inherited.
Together we're gonna --