-- Michael S. Steel --
Chairman of GOPAC, former Lt. Governor of Maryland.
"Do you want to put your country first?"
"Drill baby drill, and drill now!"
-- Mitt Romney --
"We need change all right - change from a liberal Washington to a conservative Washington! We have a prescription for every American who wants change in Washington - throw out the big government liberals and elect John McCain."
Governor of Hawaii, introduction of Sarah Palin
"Put simply, Sarah is a leader and a winner. Like all governors she is dealing with issues that members of congress talk about like health care, education, economic development, energy, and the environment. But mere words, no matter how eloquently delivered, will never replace the decisive actions of a governor that produces real results."
Former mayor of NYC, keynote speaker
"Even his adversaries acknowledges; Democrats, Republicans, everyone acknowledges that John McCain is a true American hero! He loves America as we all do, but he has sacrificed for it as few do."
"Then he [Barak Obama] ran for the state legislature and he got elected. And nearly 130 times he couldn't make a decision. He couldn't figure out whether to vote 'yes' or 'no'...it was too tough. He voted present. I didn't know about this vote 'present' when I was mayor of NYC. Sarah Palin didn't have this vote 'present' when she was mayor or governor. You don't get 'present,' it doesn't work in an executive job. For president of the United States it's not good enough to be 'present.' You have to make a decision."
"He is the least experienced candidate for President of the United States in at least the last 100 years. Not a personal attack, a statement of fact. Barak Obama has never led anything. Nothing. Nada."
Governor of Alaska, GOP VP Candidate
This is a man who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting, and never use the word "victory" except when he's talking about his own campaign. But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed ... when the roar of the crowd fades away ... when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot - what exactly is our opponent's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is to make government bigger ... take more of your money ... give you more orders from Washington ... and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. America needs more energy ... our opponent is against producing it."