October 23, 2004

UNFORTUNATELY THE REST OF US HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL 11/02 FOR IT TO END:

Trail Bytes (Steve Chaggaris, 10/20/04, CBS News)

[A]s Election Day nears, Kerry has toughened up his criticisms of Bush, though he has also occasionally fallen back into his habit of being overly windy in his remarks. For instance, late last night upon arriving in Waterloo, Kerry kicked off a rally at the airport with a bang only to talk a bit too long.

"So 14 days from now, 14 days from this very moment, Americans will have been to the polls and I know that you came here tonight to give George W. Bush his two-week notice," exclaimed Kerry at the top of the rally.

Shortly thereafter, Kerry wound up drifting, even after promising 16 minutes into the event that he would wrap up his remarks as an audience member became woozy. While the man was being tended to, Kerry told the crowd he was going to "wind up ... because I don't want to keep everybody late." It eventually took him over six minutes of winding to finally "wind up," though several audience members wound up walking out, choosing not to wait for the end.


Posted by Orrin Judd at October 23, 2004 6:19 PM
Comments

You really have to look around the edges of the big media outlets to find their annoyances at Kerry's style, since those criticisms are never placed fromt-and-center on the evening newscasts or on the front page of the major market dailies. But if the results go against him on Nov. 2, the papers and TV broadcasts on Nov. 4 will carry post-mortems that will be a veritable Johnstown Flood of criticism (including, no doubt, attacks saying the senator should have gone after the Swift Boat Vets more brutally from the outset of their campaign against Kerry).

Posted by: John at October 23, 2004 8:31 PM

It doesn't matter. GWB is going down.

Posted by: PKN at October 23, 2004 9:11 PM

PKB,

really, do you really think so, in the bottom of your heart?

I'd put up a steak dinner, but I'm pretty sure you're not good for it.

Posted by: neil at October 23, 2004 9:59 PM

Its doubtful that PKN eats steak, figuring PKN for a tofu person.

Posted by: AML at October 24, 2004 12:48 AM

They came there "to give George W. Bush his two-week notice"???? Doesn't his term continue till mid-January?

Posted by: Bret at October 24, 2004 1:14 AM

Just so, Bret, but "We've come to give 'W' 90 day's notice" doesn't have the same ring to it.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at October 24, 2004 1:57 AM


Josh Gross is probably right about VP Cheney's use of 2 Unlimited's "Get Ready for This" as his campaign theme; while full of energy, the song doesn't really capture Cheney's mature sophistication.
"Castles in the Sky" would be a better fit, if it weren't so vulnerable to political ridicule by Kerry Edwards.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at October 24, 2004 2:06 AM
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