Together we believe that we can find a better way to move forward into the future as a great nation and a leader among the nations of the world.
Together we believe that we can best do this when we are together and united in the things that matter the most rather than being so divided that we are no longer willing to even talk with each other.
(Lieberman) As a Democrat I have often stood with many Republicans in my support of a strong national defense and in a firm and determined stand in support of our troops and their mission in Iraq, Afghanistan and in many other places throughout the world.
(McCain) As a Republican I have often reached across the aisle to find common ground with Democrats as we have tried to pursue shared interest in campaign finance reform and to create a less hostile environment in which the legislative process of government can take place.
Together, with the wisdom of hindsight, we admit that we have at times erred in both our personal and private lives.
But, together, we affirm to you that our efforts have always been motivated by a desire to serve all the people of the United States and not just those of one social or political special interest group.
Together we profess to be men who value honor and character.
Together we promise to stand before you, the people of the United States, as friends . . . of each other . . . and as friends of yours.
Together we will seek out a “middle way” that will bring us closer together as a nation rather than drive us farther apart.
We believe that we can achieve all this and more as a nation. But only if we work and stand together.
Our national motto, E Pluribus Unum affirms that, “Out of many” we are "One."
Or, as Abraham Lincoln once put it, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
So, today as we announce our candidacy for the offices of President and Vice-President of the United States, we stand together. And we invite you, each of you and all of you, to stand together alongisde us in the coming campaign.
God Bless America!