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  1996 Republican National Convention Speech - Bob Dole
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ContributorThe Sunset Provision 
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Description Thank you. Thank you very much, thank you. Thank you very much, what a night.

The folks in Hollywood would be happy to know that I've found a movie I like, the one I just saw.

This is a big night for me and I'm ready. We're ready to go.

Thank you California. And thank you San Diego for hosting the greatest Republican convention of them all, the greatest of them all.

Thank you President Ford and President Bush and God bless you Nancy Reagan for your moving tribute to President Reagan.

By the way, I spoke to President Reagan this afternoon and I made him a promise that we would win one more for the Gipper. Are you ready? And he appreciated it very much.

Ladies and gentlemen, delegates to the convention, and fellow citizens: I cannot say it more clearly than in plain speaking. I accept your nomination to lead our party once again to the presidency of the United States. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I will. And I am profoundly moved by your confidence and trust, and I look forward to leading America into the next century.

But this moment, but this is not my moment, it is yours. It is yours, Elizabeth. It is yours, Robin. It is yours, Jack and Joanne Kemp.

And do not think that I have forgotten whose moment this is above all. It is for the people of America that I stand here tonight, and by their generous leave. And as my voice echoes across darkness and desert, as it is heard over car radios on coastal roads, and as it travels above farmland and suburb, deep into the heart of cities that, from space look tonight like strings of sparkling diamonds, I can tell you that I know whose moment this is: It is yours. It is yours entirely.
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