Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Bush Message of Optimism Resonated with America

Nov 16, 2004
Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) made the following remarks on the House Floor: “Mr. Speaker, just two weeks ago in an historic election, a clear majority of more than 60 million Americans voted to elect President George W. Bush to a second term in office. This was an increase over President Bush’s 2000 totals of more than 10 million votes, showing an astonishing growth in the support for his positive agenda to move America forward,” said Congressman Wilson. “The President ran a campaign based on optimism and an overriding belief in the goodness and compassion of the American people. His message resonated across every demographic group in America. President Bush increased his support among Hispanics, African Americans, Jewish Americans, Asian Americans, and women. “Of the 3,154 counties in America, President Bush carried 2,542 counties and Senator John Kerry carried only 611. He became the first Republican President in 104 years to win reelection with increases in U.S. House and Senate seats. With a 53% majority in the U.S. House and 55% majority in the U.S. Senate, the President clearly has won the respect of the American people. “In conclusion, may God bless our troops and we will never forget September 11th,” said Congressman Wilson. ###