We've got a record, and it's a record of accomplishment," said the president, who received a standing ovation when he was introduced. "And we're ready to lead again. We don't fear the future because we're going to shape the future."
Reporters were allowed to hear Bush's remarks, but were told to leave before the question-and-answer session. However, the feed from Bush's microphone was mistakenly left on, enabling reporters to hear the president again defend the controversial National Security Agency wiretapping program.