Good evening ladies and gentlemen.
John Quincy Adams once said, "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. "
It is to these word that I have tried to live, doing my best to inspire in others, what my heroes, inspired in me. And I feel more than ever, this is what's needed in our country; not new laws or taxes or controversy, but inspiration. We need to show the up and coming generations a vision for the future. And so I'd like to take a moment and show you what I envision.
An end to the oil crisis.
'But how?' you ask. The answer is simple. Free public transportation. No more cars and trucks spewing out harmful emissions. But a world where man, woman and child, ride safely to their destination on the backs of a brimming stegosaurus population. Not only would it be beneficial to the environment, and cost efficient, it would also create new jobs for all the unemployed Stegs [stegosaurus] out there. And if selected as your candidate, I will tirelessly work towards this goal, reaching out to other dinosaurs like say, the DOT.
[Pause for laughter]
Had to get that one in. But in reality, I foresee a world not just of stegs driving, but of pterodactyl, flying us to our destinations, and the plesiosaurus, taking vacationers out on the water like a cruise boat. The boundaries are only set by what we limit our imagination to.
Of course I know there are practical concerns that arise immediately. Let me assure you that what scientists had not figured out with their studies is that the spikes on our backs are completely removable. Most of us only wear them on special occasions or when we are called to war. Outfitting our backs with seats is no problem at all.
I hope I've inspired the children out there as well as those young at heart, to dream big. Remember, later, when you're voting for a candidate, with the stegosaurus, you've got a ticket to ride.