||[Sep. 3rd, 2004|10:16 am]
Is That All There Is?|
Is it just me or did Bush not land one real blow on Kerry in his speech last night? I know that it was a speech about him, and all he had was a couple of lame jabs that anyone who knows ANYTHING about the Bush campaigns misleading attack ads, know are taken completely out of context. It was an effective speech from the standpoint that it reiterates once again where he stands. He's for writing discrimination against a minority of the constitution, he is against women's right to make medical decisions for themselves, he is willing to commit American military power against any perceived threat, apparent or real.
I thought Kerry was trending in absolutely the wrong direction before that speech, but I think that if that's the worst he has to offer, Bush is sunk.
And boy that Zell Miller sure underlined his credibility when he said he wished he could challenge Chris Matthews to a duel on Hardball. If that wasn't a 'Howard Dean' scream moment I don't know what is. And Jon Stewart did a great sequence on that interplay. My favorite part is this exchange:
MATTHEWS: This is not a show for this kind of talk. Are you accusing [Kerry] of shooting himself on purpose to avoid combat or to get credit?
MALKIN: I‘m saying that‘s what some of these...
MATTHEWS: Give me a name.
MALKIN: Patrick Runyan (ph) and William Zeldonaz (ph).
MATTHEWS: They said—Patrick Runyan...
MALKIN: These people have...
MATTHEWS: And they said he shot himself on purpose to avoid combat or take credit for a wound?
MALKIN: These people have cast a lot of doubt on whether or not...
MATTHEWS: That‘s cast a lot of doubt. That‘s complete nonsense.