Given the seriousness of the issues. Given the fact that the decisions that we make right now are gonna help determine the future of not just the next generation but perhaps generations after that. Given the magnitude of our challenges when it comes to energy, and health care and jobs and our foreign policy. You'd think that we'd be having a serious debate. But so far all we've been hearing about is Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. I do have to ask my opponent, "is that the best you can come up with?"
Is that really what this election is about? Is that what is worthy of the American people? Even the media has pointed out that Senator John McCain who started talking off about running an honorable campaign has fallen back into the predictable political attacks, the demonstrably false statements. Here's problem. And I'm not interested in getting into a tit for tat.
These negative ads, these negative attacks, spending all this time talking about me instead of talking about what he's going to do, that's not going to lower your gas prices. That's not going to help you stay in your home if you're falling behind on the mortgage. That's not going to help you find a job if it's been shipped overseas. It doesn't do a single thing to help the American people. It's politics as a game, but the time for game playing is over. That's why I'm running for President of the United States of America.