I'm writing a fictional campaign announcement for a speech competition. Its not ready but I thought I would'nt mind getting your thoughts. My fellow Americans, my name is michael holloway and this is my announcement, to run for the office of the president of the united states. 3 and ½ years of High School Debate and a law degree from Harvard are the things you would find if you searched my name on google, however, my leadership goes beyond what can be found on the internet. I come from a middle class family, worked hard in my life and realized that serving the greatest country of all is my calling, so I enlisted in the US army, and proudly served my country through my work in Military Intelligence. I will always be proud of my service, and proud of all American soldiers protecting our not only our lives, but our republic for which it stands. I will always have faith in God and the American people. That is why my qualities are the perfect candidate for President. The ability to solve issues important to you and the american people is vital to a successful term and I am confident that I can be a person of leadership and value to this great nation. As the President and head of the executive branch, my number one priority is being a successful commander in chief and protecting all Americans from all enemies, foriegn and domestic. The Department of Defense has a budget of 689 billion dollars and the Department of Homeland Security having a 46 billion budget, however, analysts have proved that the finances we have in place are not being adequately and correctly used to complete the missions required. Much of it is wasted and not correctly allocated to the right priorities. That is why in my first 100 days, it is my goal to open a new council under the Defense Cabinet called the Budgetary Reallocation Council, taking experts from military and defense industry and some of our best leaders in finances and budgetary strategy to ensure that the current funding we have are reappropriated on the basis of necessity and priority and how we can reduce unnecessary spending and in turn, reduce taxes. I hope to take a bipartisan approach and come to solutions that are the best for the American people.