Thursday, September 02, 2004

Kerry: Let's Focus On The Issues....No Wait!

With the Swiftboat Vets coming hard at John Kerry and his campaign, the thing you hear from Kerry and his supporters the most is that we should focus on the issues. Well, last night at the Republican National Convention, Zell Miller decided to focus on the issues. I think everyone should read his speech, or better yet, see his speech. It is truly an impassioned speech from a Democrat that has watched his party walk away from his core values to pander and sell itself to special interest groups. You can read the speech here or view it here if you click the "video" tab on the right. Here are a couple of my favorite excerpts:

It is not their patriotism - it is their judgment that has been so sorely lacking. They claimed Carter's pacifism would lead to peace.

They were wrong.

They claimed Reagan's defense buildup would lead to war.

They were wrong.

And, no pair has been more wrong, more loudly, more often than the two Senators from Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry.

Together, Kennedy/Kerry have opposed the very weapons system that won the Cold War and that is now winning the War on Terror.


This is the man who wants to be the Commander in Chief of our U.S. Armed Forces?

U.S. forces armed with what? Spitballs?

Twenty years of votes can tell you much more about a man than twenty weeks of campaign rhetoric.

Campaign talk tells people who you want them to think you are. How you vote tells people who you really are deep inside.


John Kerry, who says he doesn't like outsourcing, wants to outsource our national security.

That's the most dangerous outsourcing of all. This politician wants to be leader of the free world.


In this hour of danger our President has had the courage to stand up. And this Democrat is proud to stand up with him.

The whole thing is fantastic.


Powerline has three good posts about the reaction to Zell Miller here, here, and here

Captain's Quarters has an excerpt from the Chris Matthews interview with Sen. Miller

Blogs For Bush have their own commentary on the Miller speech.