The Speech - Original Writing

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A baby’s cries filtered through the living room as Peter Senge thanked Governor Birch and asked the debate’s first question. “I’ll get him,” Mary said. “No, it’s alright, I’ll go. Enjoy your popcorn,” William said. “What, really? You don’t want to watch the debate. I’m shocked.” “It’s alright. The DVR is recording it; I’ll catch the highlights later,” William said, standing up from the couch. “You could knock me over with a feather right now,” Mary said. “Why? I’ve read every word Edward Birch has written, and listened to every speech he has made for the past 8 years. Do you think there’s anything he’s gonna say tonight that I haven’t already heard?” “Alright. If you say so.” “Besides, I’m going to be spending the entire day on the stump with him tomorrow. You sit back and enjoy the debate. I’ll take care of James.” THE helicopter slowly descended and settled in a field near the farmhouse. “Alright,” William said. “There’s my ride.” “Be safe,” Mary said, adjusting James in her arms. “Always,” William said. He took James from Mary and gave him a kiss on the forehead. “Alright, little man. You take care of your mommy. I’ll see you tomorrow.” William climbed into the helicopter and put on a pair of headphones. “Good morning, Mr. Blake,” the pilot’s voice carried over the headset. “Good morning,” William said. “Exciting day,” the copilot said. “That was one hell of a debate last night. Governor Birch kicked some serious ass.” “He sure did,” William said. “He’s

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