Speaker

The speaker of the speech at the Republican National Convention from 2004 is actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.

At the time of the speech, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a year into his first term as the Governor of California, and had been connected with Republican politics for a long time. He was also an internationally known actor, thanks to the popular action films he starred in in the 1980s and 1990s.

The US Republican Party, also known as the GOP (Grand Old Party), is a historical party defined by conservative ideology. The Republicans support traditional family values, market capitalism, and a strong national defense. Some of the key policies supported by the Republican Party are also listed by Arnold Schwarzenegger in his speech: “…if you believe that we must be fierce and relent...

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