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When you speak, as you do in a primary, to people who are strong Republicans and conservatives, you begin to speak in shorthand because they've heard the kind of remarks that I'd make, they've heard it time and again, and they sort of understand what you mean.
And it's something which, gosh, I kick myself as a Republican nominee for president not having done a better job communicating this.
So when I'm talking about making America the most attractive place in the world for entrepreneurs, and when I want to make America a terrific place for small business and big business, when I want to see corporations thrive and grow in America, what my primary audience hears is something which they can connect with.
In our country, you can oppose someone in politics and make a confident case against their policies without any ill will.
The reason that I think that there's a bombshell in there is because every time he's asked about his taxes he dodges and delays and says, Well, we're working on it. Hey, we're not talking about the taxes that are coming due this year. Of course they're working on those. They won't be ready for months. We're talking about taxes already filed – back taxes.
A vote for Governor Kasich in future contests makes it extremely likely that Trumpism would prevail.
Whatever happened to Trump Airlines? How about Trump University? And then there's Trump Magazine and Trump Vodka and Trump Steaks, and Trump Mortgage.
Given the current delegate selection process, this means that I would vote for Marco Rubio in Florida, for John Kasich in Ohio and for Ted Cruz or whichever one of the other two contenders has the best chance of beating Mr. Trump in a given state.
Here's what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. His domestic policies would lead to a recession, his foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgement to be president. Think of Donald Trump's personal qualities – the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third grade theatrics.
Here's what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud.
I've decided it's best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee.
Chris, by the way, could easily become our nominee and save our party and help get this nation on the right track again.
I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory, his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. I wish all of them well, but particularly the President, the First Lady, and their daughters. This is the time of great challenges for America and I pray that the President will be successful in guiding our nation.
The door to a brighter future is open, it's waiting for us. I need your vote, I need your help, walk with me. Tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. God bless you all, God bless Florida, God bless Orlando. We're gonna take back this country and make it strong and prosperous, thank you so very much, thank you.
He (Obama) said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2 percent right now. Today we learned that it's actually 7.9 percent and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised. Unemployment is higher today than when Barack Obama took office. Think of that. Unemployment today is higher than on the day Barack Obama took office.
Unfortunately, what you seen before your very eyes, is a campaign that keeps on shrinking and shrinking and shrinking to smaller things. I mean, he's been out talking about how he's going to save Big Bird, and then playing silly word games with my name and then, attacking me day-in and day-out. Attacking me doesn't make an agenda, (it) doesn't get people back to work.
The President's approach is attractive to people that are not paying taxes. Frankly, my discussion about lowering taxes isn't as attractive to them, and therefore I am not likely to draw them in to my campaign as affectively as those who are in the middle.
My number one principle is there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. I want to underline that. No tax cut that adds to the deficit. But I do want to reduce the burden being paid by middle-income Americans. And to do that, that also means I cannot reduce the burden paid by high-income Americans.
Syria is an opportunity for us because Syria plays an important role in the Middle East, particularly right now. Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea.
It's a deeply moving experience to be in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.
So the Obama campaign is slipping and shrinking. The President can't seem to find an agenda to help America's families. Our campaign is a growing movement across this country where people recognize we're going to build a better future for the American family, for every family in this great country. We're coming together with more power, more energy. I'm counting on you, you guys here, I need you to vote.
I will not cut our military budget by a trillion dollars, which is a combination of the budget cuts the president has, as well as the sequestration cuts. That, in my view, is making our future less certain and less secure.
I congratulate him on taking out Osama bin Laden and going after the leadership in al Qaeda. But we can't kill our way out of this mess. We're going to have to put in place a very comprehensive and robust strategy to help the world of Islam and other parts of the world to reject this radical violent extremism.
President Obama and I are each very lucky to have one person in our corner, someone who we can lean on and someone who is a comforting presence without whom we wouldn't be able to go another day. I have my beautiful wife Ann. He has Bill Clinton.
That's what this election is about.
I know the President hopes for a safer, freer, and a more prosperous Middle East allied with us. I share this hope. But hope is not a strategy. We can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the Middle East when our words are not backed up by deeds.
The reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. And if you just drop out of the work force, if you just give up and say look I can't go back to work, I'm just going to stay home, if you just drop out all together, why you are no longer part of the employment statistics.
I will not reduce the taxes paid by high income Americans and I will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. I will lower taxes on middle income families.
The 2008 Convention didn't have this kind of enthusiasm on the Republican side. It seemed like all the enthusiasm was on the Barack Obama side, because of the history and because of everything else that was going on. This time this is like a revival, this is hope.
Today, the time has come to turn the page. Today, the time has come for us to put the disappointments of the last four years behind us, to put aside the divisiveness and recriminations, to forget about what might have been and to look ahead at what can be.
Today more Americans wake up in poverty than ever before. Nearly one out of six Americans is living in poverty. Look around you, these aren't strangers, these are our brothers and sisters, our fellow Americans. His policies have not helped create jobs, they've depressed them.
Join me in welcoming the next President of the United States, Paul Ryan.
Paul Ryan has become an intellectual leader of the Republican Party. He understands the fiscal challenges facing America, our exploding deficits and crushing debt, and the fiscal catastrophe that awaits us if we don't change course.
We need a president who will stand up for the rights of hunters, sportsmen, and those who seek to protect their homes and families. President Obama has not. I will.
I can assure you that even though I have not chosen the person who will be my vice president, that person will be a conservative, they will believe in conservative principles.
This is simply beneath the dignity of the presidency of the United States.
If we're going to get rid of Obamacare, we're going to have to replace President Obama. My mission is to make sure we do exactly that.
I have the same view on marriage that I had when I was Governor and that I have expressed many times. I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.
The reason it dropped from 8.2 to 8.1 was not because we created a lot of jobs, as a matter of fact only 115,000 net new jobs were created. The reason it came down was because about 340,000 people dropped out of the workforce. So many became discouraged they stopped looking for work.
It is still about the economy and we are not stupid.
President Obama thinks he's doing a good job. I'm not kidding. He actually thinks he's doing a great job!
Join me in the next step toward that destination of November 6. (…) we will stop the days of apologising for success at home… and never again apologise for America abroad.
To the millions of Americans who look around and can only see jobs they can't get, and bills that they can pay, I have a message: You have not failed, you have a president that failed you, and that is going to change.
I'm going to go through every single programme and I'm gonna ask this question: Is this programme so critical that it is worth borrowing money from China to pay for it? And if it's not, I'm going to get rid of it. I'm getting rid of a lot of programmes and first on my list is Obamacare.
Did he fix the economy ? No. Did he tackle the housing crisis? No. Did he get America back to work? No. Instead he put us on a path towards debt, deficits and decline. It's time to get off that path and get back on the path of American prosperity.
This was a good night for Rick Santorum. I want to congratulate Senator Santorum, wish him the very best. We'll keep on campaigning down the road, but I expect to become our nominee, with your help.
America needs a President who can fix the economy because he understands the economy and I do and I will!
As this primary unfolds, our opponents in the other party have been watching. They like to comfort themselves with the thought that a competitive campaign will leave us divided and weak. But I've got news for them: A competitive primary does not divide us; it prepares us. And will win.
Speaker Gingrich was hired by Freddie Mac to promote them, to influence other people throughout Washington, encouraging them not to dismantle these two entities. That was an enormous mistake. I think instead we should have had a whistle-blower and not a horn-tooter.
My father was born in Mexico. My wife's father was born in Wales. They came to this country. The idea that I'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. Don't use a term like that. You can say we disagree on certain policies, but to say that enforcing the US law to protect our borders, to welcome people here legally, to expand legal immigration, as I approve, that that's somehow anti-immigrant is simply the kind of over-the-top rhetoric that has characterized American politics for too long.
I think on that basis, if we ask the American people if they think things are going well or not so well and he wants to get the votes of those who think it's going well, he is not going to be president very long.
There's a point in this process where it gets unnecessarily personal and nasty and that's sad. The fact is, I've had a very long career of trying to represent the people of Georgia and as Speaker (of the Congressional House of Representatives), the people of the United States. I think it's pretty clear to say that I have never ever done any lobbying.
You will see my income, how much I pay, how much I paid to charity. You will see how complicated tax could be. But I pay all the taxes legally required and not a dollar more. I don't thing you want someone as a candidate for president who pays more taxes than he owes.
My record is out there, proud of it, and I think that if people want to have somebody who understands how the economy works, having worked in the real economy, then I'm the guy that can best post up against Barack Obama.
Thank you New Hampshire, tonight we made history. You know tonight we celebrate, tomorrow we go back to work.
We do remember when Barack Obama came to New Hampshire four years ago, He promised to bring people together, he promised to change the broken system in Washington, he promised to improve out nation – those were the days of lofty promises made by a hopeful candidate. Today we are faced with the disappointing record of a failed president.
I happen to believe that if we want to replace a lifetime politician like Barack Obama, who had no experience leading anything, you have to choose someone who has not been a lifelong politician, who has not spent his entire career in Washington and instead has proved time and again he can lead.
The median income in America has dropped 10 percent in the last four years. How in the world can the president call that anything but failure? He's failed to get the economy going, he's failed to help the middle class, and the reason he's failed is because he's looked to Europe, not to America.
I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, in this time of war, I feel I now have to stand aside, for our party and for our country.
Tonight marks the beginning of a comeback, a comeback for America. Only a week ago, a win looked like it was impossible but then you got out and told America what they needed to hear.