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4 years on - Scorecard of Bush Re-election Campaign Promises 2004  (By earthbound (40) on 03/29/2008)

At the RNC National Convention in 2004, George W Bush accepted his party's nomination. I have culled together a list of quotations from that speech, in which he targeted specific goals of his second term. Let's rate the success of these goals. Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/09/20040902-2.html 5 = Absolute success
 
 
 
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"We must strengthen Social Security by allowing younger workers to save some of their taxes in a personal account." (9)  1.91 (11)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"Tonight we set a new goal: seven million more affordable homes in the next 10 years so more American families will be able to open the door and say: Welcome to my home." (5)  1.86 (7)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"We must protect small business owners and workers from the explosion of frivolous lawsuits that threaten jobs across America." (2)  1.80 (5)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"We will help new leaders to train their armies, and move toward elections, and get on the path of stability and democracy as quickly as possible. And then our troops will return home with the honor they have earned." (3)  1.71 (7)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
(regarding US military) "We will give you all the resources, all the tools, and all the support you need for victory." (4)  1.67 (6)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"In a new term, I will ensure every poor county in America has a community or rural health center." (2)  1.50 (4)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"We will offer a tax credit to encourage small businesses and their employees to set up health savings accounts, and provide direct help for low-income Americans to purchase them." (1)  1.50 (4)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"In a new term, we must allow small firms to join together to purchase insurance at the discounts available to big companies." (0)  1.33 (3)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"We will create American opportunity zones. In these areas, we will provide tax relief and other incentives to attract new business, and improve housing and job training to bring hope and work throughout all of America." (1)  1.25 (4)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"To create jobs, we will make our country less dependent on foreign sources of energy." (4)  1.22 (9)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"In a new term, we will change outdated labor laws to offer comp-time and flex-time." (2)  1.20 (5)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"To create jobs, my plan will encourage investment and expansion by restraining federal spending, reducing regulation, and making the tax relief permanent." (1)  1.20 (5)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"To create jobs, we will expand trade and level the playing field to sell American goods and services across the globe." (1)  1.20 (5)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"In a new term, we will lead an aggressive effort to enroll millions of poor children who are eligible but not signed up for the government's health insurance programs." (3)  1.17 (6)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"In a new term, I will lead a bipartisan effort to reform and simplify the federal tax code." (2)  1.00 (5)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"To make health care more affordable and accessible, we must pass medical liability reform now." (1)  1.00 (4)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
"We will double the number of people served by our principal job training program and increase funding for our community colleges." (1)  1.00 (4)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
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