I watched the entire Bush speech a couple nights ago. The best part about it was watching Kerry at midnight in Columbus, Ohio get right back into the Republicans face. I expected a lot more coverage of Kerry's response speech yesterday, but it was understandably overshadowed by Russia and Clinton.
I don't think we can underestimate the effects of this speech though. It shows what kind of man Kerry is and what kind of campaign he's going to bring. Never before has something like this happened, that a presidential candidate given a speech immediately after his opponent accepts his party's nomination. No Retreat. No Surrender.
Tonight, President Bush got up and told us that he’s got a plan for the economy. That’s exactly what he said four years ago. But with the largest deficit in American history, I don’t think we can afford four more years of this president’s plans. That’s because for four years, this president has taken us in the wrong direction.