This is a transcription of this speech made for the convenience of readers and researchers. One text of the speech exists in the John F. Kennedy Pre-Presidential Papers here at the John F. Kennedy Library. It is apparently a release to the press of a transcript of John F. Kennedy's remarks.

Ladies and gentlemen; I want to express my thanks to all of you for coming down to this airport to meet us. I am sure after spending the day traveling around Michigan that Michigan is going Democratic in November. We want your help. (Applause)

I want you to know that this campaign, I think, is the most important election that we have had in many ways since the election of 1932. I don't think we want to turn this country for four more years over to the Republicans. I think we can win. We can send Pat McNamara back to the Senate, elect a great Governor to succeed Mennen Williams, John Swainson, and give me your help. Thank you. (Applause)