Let me first start off by giving you the link again for the speeches at hand. www.gopconvention.com
. Now first things first. The first two nights of the convention had some great speeches. But these speeches were written with two things in mind. Number one, stress National Security. And two, show the diversity of the party.
On night three it was clear from the start that there was one agenda at hand. Attacking John Kerry's shaky senate record. IM going to bypass the first speeches of the night (if you watched you know why) and get straight to the highlights. The keynote speaker was Zell Miller of Georgia. For all of you whom don't remember, this same man gave the keynote address at the 1992 DNC for Bill Clinton. Note : Clinton at this time had a very conservative message throughout his 1992 campaign. Reagan even accused him, in letter form, of political plagiarism.
Zell Miller describes himself as I life long conservative Democrat (or southern democrat). Miller wasted no time firebombing as only a man like him can do. Zell used the most damaging thing that he could have used against Kerry, the truth. The list of weapon systems that John Kerry has voted against is at itself, scary. After listing the weapons systems that Kerry voted against, Miller had a question for him. What do you intend do defend America with, SPITBALLS. I assure you Kerry would not do this. But only because he would not vote for the funding. Miller raised some very good questions in his speech. Whom do you want defending America, the U.N., or George W. Bush. In Millers words, "I want Bush to decide!!". Zell Miller pulled no punches after his speech. He went on Hardboiled (aka Hardball), and when questioned about the votes he accused Kerry of, he pulled papers out of his pocket. These papers were the congressional Voting record of John F. Kerry. I guess its true what they say, a good soldier always comes prepared.
The second speech of the night was (The Evil heheh!!) Dick Cheney. Cheney's speech was great as always. A little humor, a lot of fact, and always direct and to the point. There wasn't much out of the ordinary. Lots of emphasis on National Security here folks.
All in all it was a great night with great speeches. One of the best moments of the entire convention happened earlier in the night. A video tribute to Ronald Reagan( intro was by his son Michael). It's because of Ronald Reagan that I am here today, and that I am writing this article.
The video is on the convention website for all to see.
On night 4 we had Col. Tommy Franks, Gov. George Pataki and our President. Of Franks speech it was short and sweet. He endorsed our President and showed the kind of respect our troops Have for President Bush. No matter whom he endorses, Col. Franks will always be an American hero.
Gov. Pataki has been great for our party in New York, but lets face fact, Gulliani's reputation got him in office. He's not the best speaker in the world. but he did drive home the Bush record and showed respect for the hero's of 911. For all of this, I thank him.
Now for the meat and potatoes, the President. The Firebombing on Kerry's record over the last two days was done for one reason, so the President didn't have to. President Bush boldy praised his tax cuts, as he should, for spurring the economic boom we ARE currently in(sorry Libs, I Know the truth hurts). And on Nationall Security here's a quote for you, "I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch". That's bold stuff folks, the kind I like to see. And if any of you are tired of paying half of your money every year in taxes( penalty for success, I like to call it), The President had a message for you, "Another drag on our economy is the current tax code, which is a complicated mess filled with special interest loopholes, saddling our people with more than six billion hours of paperwork and headache every year. The American people deserve and our economic future demands a simpler, fairer, pro-growth system. In a new term, I will lead a bipartisan effort to reform and simplify the federal tax code". Even on Iraq, the President hit home saying "In Saddam Hussein, we saw a threat. Members of both political parties, including my opponent and his running mate, saw the threat, and voted to authorize the use of force. We went to the United Nations Security Council, which passed a unanimous resolution demanding the dictator disarm, or face serious consequences. Leaders in the Middle East urged him to comply. After more than a decade of diplomacy, we gave Saddam Hussein another chance, a final chance, to meet his responsibilities to the civilized world. He again refused, and I faced the kind of decision that comes only to the Oval Office a decision no president would ask for, but must be prepared to make. Do I forget the lessons of September 11th and take the word of a madman, or do I take action to defend our country? Faced with that choice, I will defend America every time". My article doesn't do this speech justice. Please, go read it for your self, or watch the video. In short, the speech was a home run. Time after time, Bush made his point, backed with facts, and this is why the left hates him. Well, thanks for reading RNC coverage with The Liberal Lie. And please check with us at everyday for new articles. And also if any of you out there have any questions you would like to ask of us, our email add. Is firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you, every one, for all of your support.
John Oliver Benton III