July 28, 2004: Text of John Edwards’ Convention Speech (AP)

  • This is a man who is prepared to keep the American people safe and to make America stronger at home and respected in the world.
  • This is where you come in. Between now and November — you, the American people — you can reject the tired, old, hateful, negative, politics of the past. And instead you can embrace the politics of hope, the politics of what’s possible because this is America, where everything is possible.
  • When John is president, we will listen to the wisdom of the Sept. 11 commission. We will build and lead strong alliances and safeguard and secure weapons of mass destruction. We will strengthen our homeland security and protect our ports, safeguard our chemical plants, and support our firefighters, police officers and EMTs. We will always use our military might to keep the American people safe.