Sam Brownback on his own web site, brownback.com, in a letter announcing his intention to run for President:
I have decided, after much prayerful consideration, to consider a bid for the Republican nomination for the presidency. … Ours is an exceptional nation. A nation between two oceans made up of people from every nation on earth. A great nation united by our ideals. But we are a great nation because of our goodness. If we ever lose our goodness, we will surely lose our greatness.
And this is from the speech Brownback gave on Saturday (20-Jan-07) at Heritage Hall in Topeka, Kansas announcing his intention to run for President:
I am declaring today my candidacy for President of the United States. Ours is a great nation and I make one pledge to you: to use our greatness for goodness. We are a great nation because our greatness is built on the foundation of fundamental goodness. If ever we lose our goodness, we will surely lose our greatness.
Note that is not a string of excerpts put together – that is the actual first 4 sentences of his speech. I think what Sam ought to be praying for is a new PR and speechwriting staff.