Monday, July 26, 2004

Send John Kerry

Clinton hits 'em outta the park, one after another . . . .

Stregnth and wisdom are not opposing values.

That's already the sound bite of the day, if not the week.

Also - He gracefully acknowledged his own shortcomings when it comes to service:

During the Vietnam War, many young men including the current president, the vice president and me could have gone to Vietnam but didn't. John Kerry came from a privileged background and could have avoided it too.

Instead he said, send me

My personal favorite - and I'm paraphrasing here because I can't find a transcript yet, his line about how we'll have to play better with others because we can't invade, occupy, and kill ALL our enemies.

Thank you, Mr. Former President.

Also of note - the younger Reagan (who, by the way, seems clam-happy in his co-hosting gig with Joe Scarborough) interviewing Michael Moore on MSNBC. Moore is a guest of the Congressional Black Caucus, who are giving him an award this week. He's also screening his movie for union members . . . . And the pundits punditing on whether Party people are distancing themselves from Moore now, whether his techniques are good for the Democratic Party. I suppose only time will tell.

More from MSNBC - Reep pollster Frank Luntz praises Carter's line about how Bush can't claim to be the war president one day and the peace president the next. Luntz says the line is brilliant, as it starts highlighting Bush's frequent "I am a War President"-ing at a time when Americans want peace. Could we be witnessing the birth of the Great Democratic Talking Point of 2004? We can only hope, because that "flip flop" thing the other guys have is pretty good . . . .

Update: Finally found the other best line of Clinton's speech - "we live in an interdependent world in which we can't kill, jail or occupy all our potential adversaries." Amen to that.

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