House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who has recently advised President Bush on tax reform
proposals, wants Bush to present a full second-term agenda that deals with economic and anti-terrorism issues when he accepts his nomination Thursday night. "Bush should speak from his heart," he told the Bulletin and U.S. News during a party for his new book, "Speaker:
Lessons from 40 Years in Coaching and Politics."
Bush, he said, must first address security issues and "what we can do to make this country safe." He also has to suggest ways to keep the economy moving forward. "He has to convince people he can do this and make a better life," he said. That should include tax reform and proposals to trim regulation policies. "People are looking for somebody they can put their confidence in," said Hastert.