I was expecting Dick Cheney’s speech to the RNC Convention to lacerate Kerry, but he was upstaged by a Democratic Senator (Zell Miller) who just brutally decimated Kerry.
Some great Cheney quotes:
“On Iraq, Senator Kerry has disagreed with many of his fellow Democrats. But Senator Kerry’s liveliest disagreement is with himself.”
“Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. It makes the whole thing mutual” (my favourite)
And from US Democratic Senator, Zell Miller:
“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 ”
“I could go on and on and on: against the Patriot Missile that shot down Saddam Hussein (news – web sites)’s scud missiles over Israel; against the Aegis air-defense cruiser; against the Strategic Defense Initiative; against the Trident missile; against, against, against. 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.”
“For more than 20 years, on every one of the great issues of freedom and security, John Kerry has been more wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure. ”
I really though Bush would heavily lose this election, but the Democrats seem to have picked the worst possible candidate, and Kerry has let Bush back into the race big time.
UPDATE: The Miller speech was so good, it even coaxed NZ Pundit out from under his rock, to blog his approval.