"You can 'hope' for traditional American values and renewed American Exceptionalism or you can 'hope' for a socialistic welfare state. You can 'change' America back into that once shinning city on the hill where anything is possible for those willing to work for it, or you can 'change' America into a food stamp, entitlement society with government control over every aspect of our lives.
President Reagan famously asked, 'Are you better off today than you were four years ago?' Although that is very much a valid question once again, a much graver question might now be, is the United States of America a better country today than it was four years ago? Is America stronger? Are prices lower? Are jobs more plentiful? Are our cities more prosperous? Are you more secure? There's no question that this is an election not of men, but of competing ideologies. Which America do YOU want?"