George W Bush has officially accepted the Republican Party nomination for President in this year’s election.
Speaking in Philadelphia, Bush praised his primary opponent, Senator John McCain, and spoke in glowing terms of his father’s generation. Bush’s father was the last Republican president, serving one term between 1988 and 1992 before losing to Bill Clinton. Bush said:
“My father was the last president of a great generation. A generation of Americans who stormed beaches, liberated concentration camps and delivered us from evil. Some never came home. Those who did put their medals in drawers, went to work, and built on a heroic scale … highways and universities, suburbs and factories, great cities and grand alliances — the strong foundations of an American Century.”