August 10, 2004


Bush Ridicules Pro-war Anti-war Kerry (NewsMax, 8/10/04)

"Almost 220 days after switching positions to declare himself the anti-war candidate, my opponent has found a new nuance," saying he "now agrees it was the right decision to go into Iraq," Bush told thousands of cheering supporters today in Pensacola, Fla.

"After months of questioning my motives and even my credibility, Senator Kerry now agrees with me that even though we have not found the stockpiles of weapons we all believe were there ... he would have voted to go into Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein from power," Bush noted, with former rival Sen. John McCain at his side.

"I want to thank Senator Kerry for clearing that up," the president said.

Introducing the president, McCain said that defeating terrorism "is the great test of our generation." He praised Bush for leading "with great moral clarity."

"He has not wavered. He has not flinched from the hard choices," the senator said.

Who would Mr. McCain be referencing there with the wavering comment?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 10, 2004 3:51 PM

This puts Kerry in a box. GWB will keep harping how JfK agrees with him on Iraq until he flip-flops again.

And since this is the President himself speaking, the media can't ignore it this time.

Posted by: Gideon at August 10, 2004 4:58 PM

A box, yes, just so! A coffin.

Posted by: luciferous at August 10, 2004 5:35 PM

Oh Gideon, you are so naive! There is nothing that Old Media can't ignore.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at August 10, 2004 6:00 PM

doubleplusungood refs unpersons.
doubleplusungood refs unevents.

Posted by: Ken at August 10, 2004 7:56 PM

And when the media ignores this and the Bush campaign (or an ~independent~ 527 organization) pays for ads to get the word out, then all we'll hear about is how "Bush/the GOP has gone negative" while never being told exactly what nasty, negative thing was being said.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at August 10, 2004 8:57 PM

As I recall, the media built McCain up as a hero around the time the whole campaign finance reform thing was getting off the ground. It will be funny, therefore, to see how they deal with this.

Posted by: Tom at August 11, 2004 7:58 AM

Kerry's "new" Democrat campaign and party is cross dressing to get back the power. Are we the people supposed to believe that a great transformation occurred during the recent DNC and they now all see the light, are believers and are marching to the flag?

Snake oil my friends ... snake oil.

Posted by: genecis at August 11, 2004 9:29 AM