I am a supporter of George W. Bush. I’ve become more partisan as the years have gone on. The more I learn, the more Republican I become.
That being said, I watched the major speeches during the DNC. I was interested to see if a cogent plan was going to be presented by the Democrats. I do not believe that one party should be allowed to “run wild” without effective alternatives.
What I saw from John Kerry, has stunned me into near silence. I’ve watched all the major conventions and debates in the last 25+ years. I’ve seen tremendous speeches: Reagan, Clinton, Elizabeth Dole. I’ve seen average speeches. I’ve seen boring speeches.
The speech that John Kerry gave was the worst nomination speech I have ever heard. I just cannot reconcile myself to the fact that this guy has been in public service for over 20 years.
The speech was the worst delivered I have ever heard. It was rushed and had no flow.
The speech itself was as stunning in what it said as it was for what it left out. I actually heard a candidate advocate tax increases. He spent exactly one minute describing his 19 year Senate career. ONE MINTUE!!! Did his life go from age 23-24 to 60 with nothing in between?
I watched the Democrats cheering him. I couldn’t help reflect that 85-90% of the delegates opposed (and still oppose) the war in Iraq. As the central issue of the campaign, how does a Democrat look at John Kerry (who voted to authorize the war and states we will stay in Iraq) and think, “Hey, he’s the man?”
Then there was the list of programs he advocates. We all know he can’t pay for them. NOT A SINGLE PROGRAM CUT? Is repealing the tax cuts going to pay for all of that?
Again, I’m at a loss to understand anyone who tries to trumpet the merits of John Kerry’s candidacy. For the clowns who say, “Anyone but Bush” I say, “Be careful what you wish for.” You asked for anyone, you appear to have gotten no-one.