|May 30, 1999. Sen. Smith, active on the POW/MIA issue throughout his congressional career, spoke at Rolling Thunder 12 on a very warm Sunday afternoon. Rolling Thunder, which began in 1988, seeks to draw attention to POW/MIAs. Tens of thousands of bikers from around the country proceeded from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Memorial, where some of them listened to music and speeches.|
Photo Courtesy of Dave Nelson.
|Feb. 19, 1999. After launching his campaign in New Hampshire, Sen. Smith proceeded to Iowa... More Photos|
Photo Courtesy of a Smith Supporter.
|Feb. 18, 1999. Sen. Smith launches his campaign at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfsboro, NH. "I want the American Ship of State to be the Mayflower and not the Titanic," Smith declared. "So, I am asking all of you to join me today, to chart the right course for America and sail safely into the 21st Century with a commitment to keep America strong and free for millions yet unborn. We HAVE the charts--the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Holy Bible. We need a Captain and a crew who will read those charts, and steer us past the sea of icebergs that threaten our God-given rights." More Photos|
|Sept. 19, 1998. Addressing the Christian Coalition's Road to Victory '98, Sen. Smith called for a Human Life Amendment that says that life begins at conception. He further declared, "I would have a litmus test for all federal judges, and they would be pro-life and pro-Constitution." On education, Smith called for "Goal 2000;" "Shut down the Department of Education in the year 2000," he said. Smith said the United States needs a national missile defense. He drew cheers when he noted, "I have a hold on [Clinton's nomination of] James Hormel [to be ambassador to Luxembourg]."|
|June 17, 1998. Sen. Smith speaks at a press conference in the Senate Swamp. He was part of a group of conservatives urging House-Senate conferees to adopt a budget resolution that would have provided at least $101 billion in tax cuts and an end to the marriage penalty tax.|
|June 13, 1998--Cedar Rapids. Sen. Smith talks to a reporter at Sen. Chuck Grassley's breakfast.|