October 18, 1999
Governor Bush Unveils Innovative New
AUSTIN, TX –Governor George W. Bush today launched an innovative new
design for his presidential campaign website, www.georgewbush.com, that
includes personalization, a Hispanic site, a special section for children
and 50 individual state websites.
"The internet is an efficient and innovative way to reach people directly
with information and issue positions," said Gov. Bush. "This new design
allows individuals to personalize the website to their interests and to
get the latest news about the campaign in both Spanish and English. I hope
it will be a useful tool for people who are interested in learning more
about my presidential campaign."
The redesigned site allows people to create a personalized page with news
and information in which they are interested. For example, a voter from
Virginia who is most interested in education and economic issues can
create a home page that always contains the latest news on those issues,
information about the campaign in Virginia and photos and details about
the Governor’s travel to Virginia. After the individual site is created,
it comes up on the screen each time the person logs in.
The new website also includes a comprehensive Hispanic site, available
through http://www.georgewbush.com/ or at http://www.enespanol.georgewbush.com/.
This site provides information in Spanish including campaign speeches,
positions on issues, news releases, and video testimonials of Hispanic
The Youth Zone portion of the website is designed to teach children more
about the presidential election by using America’s game, baseball, as a
kid-friendly reference point. Children can learn about the election
process and see the differences and similarities between politics and
baseball in a fun and appealing way.
The newly redesigned website also offers the following information and
Campaign activities in each of the 50 states;
Photos and details of Gov. Bush’s travel across the country to meet with
Text of Gov. Bush’s speeches, including a video link to view a speech;
A photo journal of Gov. Bush’s life from his childhood in Midland, to the
birth of his twin daughters to his work as the managing general partner of
the Texas Rangers;
The opportunity to sign up for volunteer activities;
Information about Gov. Bush policy proposals.
Governor Bush Welcomes You To His Virtual
Welcome to georgewbush.com - my virtual campaign headquarters. The most
important question I can answer for you is why I am running for President
of the United States. I am running for President because our country must
be prosperous. But prosperity must have a purpose.
The purpose of prosperity is to make sure the American dream touches every
willing heart. The purpose of prosperity is to leave no one out - to leave
no one behind. I'm running because my political party must match a
conservative mind with a compassionate heart. And I'm running to win.
We will be prosperous if we reduce taxes. I'll have a plan that reduces
marginal rates so we can continue to create high paying high quality jobs.
But a plan that also helps struggling families who live on the outskirts
We will be prosperous if we reduce the regulations that strangle
enterprise. And I will do what I did in Texas - I will fight for
meaningful, real tort reform.
We will be prosperous if we embrace free trade. I will work to end tariffs
and breakdown barriers everywhere - entirely - so that the whole world
trades in freedom. The fearful build walls. The confident tear them down.
And I am confident in the American workers, and farmers and entrepreneurs.
And I am confident that America's best is the best in the world.
And we must be prosperous. We must be prosperous to keep the peace. This
still is a dangerous world. A world of madmen, terror, and missiles. And
our nation is plagued by failing intelligence and aging weapons systems.
Because a dangerous world still requires a sharpened sword, I will rebuild
the military power of the United States.
So America will be prosperous and strong if we do the right things. But
prosperity alone is simple materialism. Prosperity must have a greater
purpose. The success of America has never been proven by cities of gold,
but by citizens of character.
This country is hungry for a new style of campaign. A positive campaign. A
hopeful campaign. An inclusive campaign.
I'll wage a campaign that attracts new faces and new voices. A campaign
that unites all Americans toward a better tomorrow. I've learned how to
lead. I know how to set a clear agenda and get results.
I've learned that you cannot lead by dividing people. I'm a uniter - not a
divider. And I know that one of my most important responsibilities will be
this: When I put my hand on the Bible I will swear to not only uphold the
laws of our country, I will swear to uphold the dignity and honor of the
office to which I have been elected.
Thank you very much for your interest and thank you for visiting
Source: George W. Bush for President
Official 2000 Web Site