September 3, 2004 -- Posted at: 12:55am CDT
Supporters at the county Republican headquarters gave Bush a standing ovation as he took the podium in The Big Apple. They clapped often throughout the speech as they heard the President speak for more than an hour about topics ranging from social security to terrorism to the economy.
Colette Puryear talked about the speech afterwards and said, "everybody was wondering what his plan was for the economy and what his ideas were for that, and I think he covered a lot, a lot of different areas besides the liberty in our nation, the freedom we experience and that we, while on his watch, we can trust him to do what he says."
"I think that their was sincerity in everything he said, but I also think the healthcare reform will turn a lot of people on the fence over to his side," added Rachael McKee.
Puryear went on to say, "He, to me, is a very humble, sincere person and something he said was 'when you are in this position people see your weaknesses and you have to lean on your strengths because of it'."