September 4th, 2008
04:15 PM ET
13 years ago

Excerpts of Ridge's remarks released

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Ridge toured the convention stage in anticipation of his speech to the GOP convention Thursday night."]
The Republican National Committee has released excerpts of the remarks, as prepared for delivery, of former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge:

"I speak to you about a warrior who has sometimes stood alone ... and always shown the way ... in fighting for the most vulnerable of our citizens, for the country he so dearly loves and for the founding principles we all so deeply cherish."

"Where some people see adversity, John McCain accepts a challenge. Where some people see a crisis, John McCain creates an opportunity. Where some people see defeat, John McCain insists on victory. John knows – the purpose of elections is not merely to win. You run to win... but you win to govern."

"I am so very proud to say, 'That is my friend, John McCain.' The next president of the United States. The next commander-in-chief. Ready to lead. Ready to serve. Ready to deliver.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Scott L

    Obama down in the polls because people are searching YouTube for "52 seconds obama"

    The things Barack says are very scary. Putin will eat him for breakfast.

    September 4, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  2. emmanuel



    September 4, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  3. Jim in Orlando

    The more we know of Obama, the more we see that Hillary and Bill were right. An empty suit Chicago thug politician.

    September 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  4. andy in MN

    I really respect McCain for his militaty service. I think every American is well aware of it. I am sick of him using it for political gain. It is starting to get kind of stale.
    Blue collar man in MN.
    Obama/Biden 08

    September 4, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  5. drh

    911 happen on the republicans watch, and Katrina happen on their watch, then they went to Iraq to pick a fight which they did not have WMD. The boogie man is coming, the something they ran off of 2004 and now they are trying to do the something in 2008 McCain is no different policy then BUSH!!!!country first BS!!!!

    September 4, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |