Thursday, August 28, 2008

John Kerry's Speech - DNC 2008

If John Kerry had been like this 4 years ago, we wouldn't have Bush in the White House right now. I watched Kerry's speech and have been sad to see that it has not received the attention it deserves by the main stream media. It was a very powerful speech and I think John McCain has a lot of explaining to do. Help me get the issues Kerry raised out into the mainstream. Go here for CBS's page where you can view the speech in full screen, share it, embed it, email it, watch it, whatever. McCain has some explaining to do.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

According to this Boston magazine story, this is the first speech Kerry has cared about in ages.
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/articles/how_to_make_a_senator_sweat/

I love this passage,"Kerry on a bad day is something to behold. The senator can, famously, radiate a sort of anti-charisma that doesn't repel so much as baffle. When he showed up in Lowell, the crowd instinctively pushed toward him, propelled by the electric charge people feel when they see someone famous. But then came the inevitable disappointment. Kerry was uncomfortable, not entirely engaged. His back-slapping was unconvincing. To denote exuberance, he clapped his hands—but just once. It looked as if he was trying to kill a fly."

Joshua said...

I think that review was from a speech he gave at a different convention? Sorry, but I was talking about his speech at the DNC yesterday.

Sean said...

Hey dude, watched the speech. . .but that has nothing to do with the more pressing issue of explaining my draft strategy in more detail, which is now posted in the comments section of my blog.

Rachel Elek said...

I thought John Kerry was funny last night! That's really all I think about it.

jrrozko said...

I'm in Afghanistan, so I just had to read the speech, but man did I love this line...

"Sometimes loving your country demands you must tell the truth to power."

Joshua said...

JR, I agree, I think I remember Biden saying something about that in his speech as well. I'm excited that the Democratic Party is willing to start using such language, because it's true.

Anonymous said...

John Kerry talked about benefiber?

That does require some explaining from old man McCain.

Jer

RyAn K said...

Joshua,

This is exactly why I continue to post on your blog.

Posting commentary like this is just flat out irresponsible judgement.

First, his opening statement begins with a bold-faced lie. According to Congressional Quarterly's Voting Studies, in 2007 McCain voted in line with the president's position 95 percent of the time – the highest percentage rate for McCain since Bush took office – and voted in line with his party 90 percent of the time. However, McCain's support of President Bush's position has been as low as 77 percent (in 2005), and his support for his party's position has been as low as 67 percent (2001). Also, Obama voted in line with fellow Senate Democrats 97 percent of the time in 2007 and 2005, and 96 percent of the time in 2006, according to CQ. I can't even believe people soak up this stuff and then call for action.

Democrats want to put our values "abobe all things." Democrats and values? First on the list...abortion? Yep, keep up those wholesome values.

A little fear mongering from the fear mongers to the fear mongers? Do Democrats really believe that the Republicans just bomb people and countries to kill? What an assinine statement. The Democratic party has made the American public trivialize our national security.

John Kerry speaking about flip-flopping? Is that even logical? Why didn't he keep going with Obama's gaffes?

George Bush finally saw the light and decided to go with a time table in Iraq?? Is he serious? We have a time table now because we stuck the course and did the exact opposite of what Messiah Obama wanted to do. If we would have supported to his Iraq De-Esculation Plan...the Republicans would be a shoe in.

Sorry Josh, but I can't let people be influenced by this political posturing and complete garbage.

Joshua said...

@ Jer: I'm not sure I know where the Benefiber comment came from, but it sure did make me laugh.

RyAn K said...
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RyAn K said...

Let's put a little truth with this post...

http://www.ntu.org/main/page_printable.php?PageID=97

http://www.ntu.org/pdf/P080603Obama_SpendingAnalysis.pdf

Anonymous said...

Bene fiber was the commercial I had to endure to listen to politics.