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I want to begin by telling you that I am not a spokesperson, official or otherwise, for President Bush or the Republican party. I have advised President Bush on economic policy, but not in this campaign. And in the past, I have worked for both Democrat and Republican administrations, specifically the Kennedy and Reagan administrations. I am here because I believe this is a critical election, an election in which the American people are going to choose between two conceptions of government, two very different ideas of the role of individuals and the state. That choice is between those like me, and I hope you, who believe that, as much as possible, people should be free to choose for themselves, not be dictated to or restricted by a federal government with one-size-must-fit-all policies in a command and control system.


Debate with Roger Altman, City Club, Cleveland September 22,2004