For my part, I make this pledge to all of you: The politics of division, of pitting east against west, urban versus rural, region against region, and people against people will have no place in my Administration.
Ladies and gentlemen, public schools throughout Pennsylvania are in crisis, and while it is true that money alone cannot fix these problems, it is also true that if we fail to adequately invest in our children, then we will succeed only in purchasing Pennsylvania's economic failure on the installment plan.
We are battling mighty competitors in this global race for business and jobs. Most of our strongest competitors are far away - as far away as Beijing, China. Other major contenders are right next door in New Jersey. Pennsylvania is in this fight for economic standing, and we are in it to win.