As it stands, the sentence is awkward because it begs the question "WHAT do you say to the people of this great country?"
It does sound like something out of a politician's campaign speech or a statesman's speech in a foreign country.
It would make more sense if the sentence was something like: I say to all the people of this great country, "It's morning again in America. We have suffered through a recession but, as your next President, we will once again become a strong economy and regain our position as leader of the Free World." (something Ronald Reagan might have said while campaigning for President in 1980)
Or: I say to all the people of this great country, "Your destiny is in your hands. America stands ready to help but first, you must resolve your sectarian differences and come together in unity to defend your nation." (something Barack Obama might say to the Iraqis)