Arnold Schwarzenegger – 2004 Republican National Convention Address
Arnold Schwarzenegger 2004 Republican National Convention Address delivered 31 August 2004, Madison Square Garden, New York Audio mp3 of Address click for pdf click for flash [AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio. (2)] Thank you very much. Thank you. What a greeting. What a greeting. Wow! This — This is like winning an Oscar. As if I would know! Speaking of acting, one of my movies was called “True Lies.” And that’s what the Democrats should have called their convention. You know, on the way up here to the podium, a gentlemen came up to me and said, “Governor, you are as good a politician as you were an actor.” What a cheap shot. Cannot believe it. Anyway, my fellow Americans, this is an amazing moment for me. To think that a once scrawny boy from Austria could grow up to become Governor of the State of California and then stand here — and stand here in Madison Square Garden and speak on behalf of the President of the United States. That is an immigrant’s dream! It’s the American dream.