excerpt from Chapter 2 - page 33
The circumstance that I chose to be positive throughout my communications with the American public touched a lot of positive nerves as well. As mentioned previously, by 2012 many people had been hurt by the recession and were extremely disillusioned and lacking a bit of faith in the American system. My goal was to restore faith and confidence not only in America but in themselves. Hence my election platform became STAND UP AMERICA.
STAND UP AMERICA became a rallying cry through the latter part of 2012 as a spirit of renewal took hold. We as individuals have all been down at one time or another and the measure of any person’s strength is the ability to get going again. This is the same for a nation, especially one as great as the USA. The spirit of “standing up” for one’s own situation and then being responsible for improving ones personal state of affairs fuelled a culture of success and hard work that lead to a much more positive attitude within our borders and lead to an almost immediate recovery.