Republican National Committee 2004 Presidential Gala
May 5, 2004.  After a couple of days on his "Yes America Can" bus tour, President Bush returned to Washington for a day which included a speech at the RNC's big annual fundraiser.  Bush declared:
I'm running because there's more work to do. We have a war to win.  And the world is counting on us to lead the cause of freedom and peace.  We have a duty to spread opportunity to every part of America.  We have an obligation to work together to make this country safer and stronger and better. [full speech]

Chocolate boot with raspberry mousse.
Promoter Don King kept busy waving a couple of American flags throughout the evening.

Copyright © 2004  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.