Tuesday, November 21, 2006

GOP Presidential Hopefuls

The election may still be two years out, but the race for the Oval Office has been heating up among GOP frontrunners.

Mitt Romney went on the attack yesterday, positioning himself to the right of McCain and Giuliani, while claiming McCain was "disingenuous" on the issue of gay marriage.

McCain has been out front and center as well. The Arizona Senator delivered a fine speech last week. Here's a portion of his remarks:

“...Common sense conservatives believe in a short list of self-evident truths: love of country; respect for our unique influence on history; a strong defense and strong alliances based on mutual respect and mutual responsibility; steadfast opposition to threats to our security and values that matches resources to ends wisely; and confident, reliable, consistent leadership to advance human rights, democracy, peace and security.

“We believe every individual has something to contribute and deserves the opportunity to reach his or her God-given potential. We believe in increasing wealth and expanding opportunity; in low taxes; fiscal discipline, free trade and open markets. We believe in competition, rewarding hard work and risk takers and letting people keep the fruits of their labor.

“We believe in work, faith, service, a culture of life, personal responsibility. We believe in the integrity and values of families, neighborhoods and communities. We believe in limited government in a federal system, individual and property rights, and finding solutions to public problems closest to the people...."

Here's a link to McCain's speech.