The 2004 World Series champs visit the White House today.
Meanwhile, a look back at words from last year’s presidential campaign:
“America needs a leader who makes sure they have everything they need to get the job done, a leader who believes in their mission and honors their service, a leader who has the courage and the character to stay on the offense against terrorism until the war is won. That leader is our commander in chief, George W. Bush.
“One of the best things about playing in the World Series was seeing the footage of soldiers cheering for the Red Sox in Iraq, it was great to know that we could make them feel closer to home and do something to put a smile on their faces, while they were on the front lines. Those troops deserve all of our support, and all of our thanks.
“And there’s something else we can do for them. We can make sure we elect a president who supports them every step of the way.”– 11.01 Curt Schilling in Wilmington, Ohio
“It’s been four days and I’m finally starting to believe the Red Sox won the World Series, but it’s been four long years and I still can’t believe George Bush is President of the United States.”– 10.31 Sox GM Theo Epstein at John Kerry rally in Manchester, NH
“In October, New England won the World Series. And in November, New England’s favorite son is going to win the presidency of the United States.” — 10.31 Sox owner John Henry at John Kerry rally in Manchester, NH