Skip to comments.Zell Miller: The secret weapon to woo Bubba
Posted on 09/04/2004 8:23:33 AM PDT by Pikamax
Zell Miller: The secret weapon to woo Bubba
Testosterone-drenched speech rallied faithful, excited undecideds
Tribune Media Services
NEW YORK - Note to Howard Dean: About that Bubba vote? Two words. Zell Miller.
Wonder no more what gets the good ol' boys' juices flowing, and don't pay no never mind to them talking heads on this question. The answer is this: real men taking charge, talking straight, telling truth, and leaving the girlie men to fuss about the nuances of terrorist sensitivity.
Miller's fiery, brimstone-studded speech on the penultimate night of the Republican convention was a quintessential testosterone moment that got professional harrumphers flustered and swing voters inspired. While pundits wondered whether Zell was over the top, too hot or too tough, heartland Americans were high-fiving and arm-pumping yessssssssss.
Out beyond the Beltway and other bluster zones, Americans have been waiting for someone to articulate the unvarnished truth. To them, the crossover senator from Georgia was a burning bush. Sure, he spoke Republican and was hyperbolic in condemning John Kerry. Hawkish and hawk-faced, his blunt speech wasn't just red meat; it was steak tartare.
(Excerpt) Read more at charlotte.com ...
We're mad as Zell and we aren't going to take it anymore.
Zell told it like it is and the leftist's attempts to demean Zell have failed. Old Media is just plain tired and not up to the challenges presented by New Media.
Kathleen may be confused about other issues, but she nails it here.. (trying to explain the 17 point Bush bounce)
"Ho-ka hey! It is a good day to fight! It is a good day to die! Strong hearts, brave hearts, to the front! Weak
hearts and cowards to the rear." -- Crazy Horse at Little Big Horn
Step aside, ladies. The men have work to do.
One line said it all, "Against, against, against." That sums up the entire Dem party. They are "for" nothing except themselves.
Zell Miller's speech was not just the greatest oratory of my lifetime. It stands proudly beside the best speeches ever delivered. I'm glad I lived long enough to hear it.
I believe history will place it beside those of our greatest Americans.
Will second that...guy is fantastic.
Listening to Fox this morning. Ellen Ratner: it was a new pollster. They had Nader as an option in CA where he isn't even on the ballot.
Others from the left: that was an angry week, no one likes anger like that.
HEHE... guess the average voter does, :-).
17 point bounce??? Where did you see this? I'd like to read up on it. Thank.
Thank you, Zell.
**Zell Miller's speech was not just the greatest oratory of my lifetime. It stands proudly beside the best speeches ever delivered. I'm glad I lived long enough to hear it.
I believe history will place it beside those of our greatest Americans.**
My husband and I completly agree with that. The stupid talking heads, saying he was an "angry old man" well, DUH, he is a democrat, talking at the republican convention! Zell showed class while showing how angry he was at his own party. He will go down in history for it, and I am also glad I saw it live.
Rasmussen had Kerry up 48-42 last week, CNN has Bush up 53-42 today..
I agree with you both, Zells was the best speech Ive ever heard.
The breaking news here is that the blatantly liberal Charlotte Observer printed it.
Despite what the leftists are saying, that Kerry voted against those weapons systems because of other things contained in the bills, Zell has made it clear that he has the campaign literature and Kerry's speeches on the floor of the Senate deliberately campaigning AGAINST those weapons systems that were mentioned at the convention.
Also, now the leftists are trying to paint Zell as a southern racist but can't answer if that is the case, why did Clinton have Zell as the keynote speaker at the '92 convention. Hah!
They are hoisted on their own petard.
That's a fairly good indication that the "arrow" shot by Democrat Senator Zell Miller hit the Kerry campaign and the Democrat Party directly in the heart.
Okay ... okay ... the Dimocrat's have no heart, but they are bleeding to death.
More information to confirm the speech was well received. So now if McCain keeps repeating his attacks on the speech and speculation now known to be false, he can be credibily called a liar.
It's a shame when the media reports wishful thinking as news.
Wouldn't it have been great to see Miller face down Chris Matthews in person?
Would a mini-cam show chris hiding under his desk?
Zell told it like it is and there has to be some common sense dems out there that will realize if they too, love their family more than their party, must vote for George W. Bush.
God I love listening to that speech by Sen. Zell Miller, it brings tears to my eyes. God bless Senator Zell Miller. The man absolutely NAILS IT!!!!
Same here....the man brought down the house..!!
You've got THAT right! (I live in Raleigh, NC but I know well the leftishness of Charlotte.)
There is no doubt.
Hope Zell is on the stump often this campaign.
Like that's a bad thing!!
When I hear F'n talking about playing footsie with the enemies of civilization I get as mad as hell!
Zell's speech is a major reason Bush got such a big bounce. That's why the liberal media has moved Zell to the top of its hit list. The media's venomous personal attacks on Zell reveal how petty and childish these self-styled intellectuals in the media really are. The L.A. Times called his speech "vile." I don't remember them using that word to describe the demagogic speeches of Ted Kennedy, Al Sharpton, and, of course, Al Gore. For some reason, listing Kerry's votes against various weapons systems is "vile," but saying Bush "betrayed America" is not.
I couldn't agree more.
Clarity with the thump and fervor of 'Ol Time Religion, Zell spoke with an honesty long unheard in the county where political correctness has tried to snub it out. Where the McCain-Feingold fiasco tried to silence freedom of speech for all but the media; where John Kerry tried to silence the chorus of fellow Veterans who find him unfit to command Zell Miller laid all that had to be said, on the table we can only hope more such honesty will be heard in the land in these next few weeks. If terrorism isnt stopped, all other issues will be meaningless.
I actually heard one of the Dem talking heads saying that there was nothing angry in their convention and that they only talked about the issues. What nerve!
I'M MAD AS ZELL, AND I'M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!
Just went to Apple to dowload the Zell speech, and guess what the top five searches are today (9/4)?
1. Hurricane Frances
2. President Bush
4. Zell Miller
5. Serena Williams
It was particularly good because of the DETAIL. He didn't just said "Kerry voted to cut defense," Zell said "He voted against the F-15 that flew protective missions over this city on 9/11," or, "He voted against the B-1 bomber that delivered 80% of the ordinance against Tora Bora." He only had ONE reference amidst all the weapons systems to things used in IRAQ, and everything else was the Gulf War, Afghanistan, or 9/11. Very powerful stuff.
Zell also made it clear that nothing was done about it during Clinton terms, that Americans had been murdered by terrorists for years listing each atrocity.
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