Okay, once again, I preface this by saying I’m definately not voting for Bush or Kerry.
I hafta comment on how childish I think Kerry is being right now. The RNC has been very careful about what they said, and never once questioned the patriotism of Kerry from the pulpit. They never once questioned his military record. They took great lengths to avoid these things. Then Kerry comes out with these two quotes:
“I’m not going to have my commitment to defend this country questioned by those who refused to serve when they could have and by those who have misled the nation into Iraq.”
“For the past week, they attacked my patriotism and my fitness to serve as commander in chief,” Kerry said. “We’ll, here’s my answer. I’m not going to have my commitment to defend this country questioned by those who refused to serve when they could have and by those who have misled the nation into Iraq.”
I think this is the beginning of the end for Kerry. Not that it matters which one of these candidates we get, but for the record, I’m putting my money on Bush now.
I’ll throw down with some stats, but basically, this is the same exact trap Bush laid down for Ann Richards back in Texas, and Kerry has taken the bait. When it comes to mudslinging, Bush always comes out on top.
(after the president’s acceptance speech)
I must say that I am very impressed by his words, and that I intend to more fully investigate his proposals further. One of the biggest problems with investigating the “tax proposals” of Presidential candidates, as well as their tax policies, is that the tax code is so complex, its almost impossible to tell what a candidate stands for — whether he says he is for real tax cuts or actually is for real tax cuts (and for whom).
I suppose it might depend on what your definition of “is” is.
But Bush proposed a simplified tax code tonight… Personally I’m for a national sales tax, that’d eliminate the tax code altogether… but perhaps there is something to this. This is a truly progressive issue that I can stand behind — and if Bush is truly proposing tax reform, I might be pursuaded to change my vote.
If the hurricane doesn’t blow me away this weekend or otherwise prevent me from doing so, I will try to talk a bit about this on my show this weekend.
(after Senator Kerry’s rebuttal)
Kerry is breaking presidential poltics’ form of giving a four day blackout period of rhetoric after the opposition’s convention. Republicans did give the Democrats that blackout period. They even pulled their ads. Democrats did not.
I watched the first two minutes of the his speech then changed the chanel; all I needed to hear was this: “… in response I have five words: this is your wake up call.”
In case you are not paying attention, that’s six words.
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