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Zell Miller: The secret weapon to woo Bubba
Charlotte Observer ^ | 09/04/04 | KATHLEEN PARKER

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

KATHLEEN PARKER

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bubbavote; zellmiller

1 posted on 09/04/2004 8:23:33 AM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

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.


2 posted on 09/04/2004 8:27:53 AM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Pikamax

Zell Miller


3 posted on 09/04/2004 8:28:42 AM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: Pikamax

Kathleen may be confused about other issues, but she nails it here.. (trying to explain the 17 point Bush bounce)


4 posted on 09/04/2004 8:29:40 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Pikamax

"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.


5 posted on 09/04/2004 8:29:42 AM PDT by Lexington Green (It just ain't right to ask an American soldier to salute John Kerry.)
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To: Peach

One line said it all, "Against, against, against." That sums up the entire Dem party. They are "for" nothing except themselves.


6 posted on 09/04/2004 8:30:11 AM PDT by LS
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To: Pikamax

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.


7 posted on 09/04/2004 8:31:07 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: gopwinsin04
Kerry is a weak shallow man running for president and Miller did a fabulous job of exposing him.
8 posted on 09/04/2004 8:31:19 AM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
It stands proudly beside the best speeches ever delivered.

Will second that...guy is fantastic.

9 posted on 09/04/2004 8:31:56 AM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: gopwinsin04

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, :-).


10 posted on 09/04/2004 8:32:15 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: zip; BOBWADE

ping


11 posted on 09/04/2004 8:32:50 AM PDT by Mrs Zip
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To: gopwinsin04

17 point bounce??? Where did you see this? I'd like to read up on it. Thank.

Thank you, Zell.


12 posted on 09/04/2004 8:33:10 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Pikamax

great article...


13 posted on 09/04/2004 8:36:06 AM PDT by jern
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

**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.


14 posted on 09/04/2004 8:36:37 AM PDT by backinthefold (Spitballs and a bowl of mush?? No f'n way)
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To: madison10

Rasmussen had Kerry up 48-42 last week, CNN has Bush up 53-42 today..


16 posted on 09/04/2004 8:37:54 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Lady GOP
"It stands proudly beside the best speeches ever delivered. Will second that...guy is fantastic."

I agree with you both, Zells was the best speech Ive ever heard.

17 posted on 09/04/2004 8:38:21 AM PDT by No Blue States (Hype is on the way! Kerry/Edwards)
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To: Pikamax

The breaking news here is that the blatantly liberal Charlotte Observer printed it.


18 posted on 09/04/2004 8:39:04 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: Lady GOP
Kerry is a weak shallow man running for president and Miller did a fabulous job of exposing him. And thanks be to God it finally happened. I've been waiting for some red meat, uh excuse me; steak tartare, in this campaing from someone besides the Swifties.
19 posted on 09/04/2004 8:39:16 AM PDT by no dems (Hey, Hey JFK; How many lies have you told today?)
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To: LS

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.


20 posted on 09/04/2004 8:39:21 AM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Pikamax
" ... I suspect Miller's passionate recitation of Kerry's Senate voting record against military spending measures, as well as his own voluntary exile from a party he claims puts partisanship above national security, produced a new wave of closet Republicans -- that is, voters who may register Democrat but who know in their hearts that life is fragile in unfamiliar ways and who prefer the devil they know."

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.

21 posted on 09/04/2004 8:40:40 AM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, red white and blue, military industrial complex, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: Pikamax

bump... http://swift3.he.net/~swift3/medals.mov


23 posted on 09/04/2004 8:43:35 AM PDT by freddiedavis
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To: Pikamax
BUBBA BOUNCE!!!!

Straight talk plays anywhere people choose to listen to truth.

Zell was so very "on target." It doesn't matter the accent, it doesn't matter the party... what matters is the truth!

The straight-truth "hurts" when you have built your reputation as JFnK has.
24 posted on 09/04/2004 8:47:24 AM PDT by pop-aye (For every journey, there is a higher path.)
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To: Pikamax
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. They are mad because Zell dosen't have any 'nuance'.
25 posted on 09/04/2004 8:48:33 AM PDT by GaltMeister (This is not my tagline. My family has it. The tagline belongs to my family.)
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To: Pikamax

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.


26 posted on 09/04/2004 8:50:34 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Others from the left: that was an angry week, no one likes anger like that.

It's a shame when the media reports wishful thinking as news.

27 posted on 09/04/2004 8:54:13 AM PDT by webheart
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To: All
What really got my attention on the Zell thing is how quickly demon/rats had the MSM doing their bidding. It only took them hours to demonzie Zell and claim that everything he accomplished would backfire on "us" cause we were "mean" to their metro boy 'f'ing .Kind of scary they can react that fast and use the MSM to do their bidding in a moments notice. We should keep that in mind.
28 posted on 09/04/2004 8:59:12 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( President Reagan---all the rest.)
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To: Pikamax

Wouldn't it have been great to see Miller face down Chris Matthews in person?


29 posted on 09/04/2004 9:01:16 AM PDT by Aetius
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To: Pikamax

Excellent article.


30 posted on 09/04/2004 9:03:00 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Pikamax
The Media Left is already on this...

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31 posted on 09/04/2004 9:04:30 AM PDT by sonofatpatcher2 (Texas, Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: Aetius

Would a mini-cam show chris hiding under his desk?


32 posted on 09/04/2004 9:04:41 AM PDT by rodguy911 ( President Reagan---all the rest.)
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To: Pikamax
From this Bubbette for Miller to Kathleen Parker-Niener, Niener, Niener!

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.

33 posted on 09/04/2004 9:06:24 AM PDT by uvular (Release your uncensored military, senatorial, and medical records, Mr. Kerry)
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To: Lady GOP

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!!!!


34 posted on 09/04/2004 9:10:07 AM PDT by el_texicano (Liberals are the real Mind-Numbed Robots - No Brains, No Guts, No Character...Just hate)
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To: el_texicano
God I love listening to that speech by Sen. Zell Miller, it brings tears to my eyes.

Same here....the man brought down the house..!!

35 posted on 09/04/2004 9:11:42 AM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: Carolinamom
The breaking news here is that the blatantly liberal Charlotte Observer printed it.

You've got THAT right! (I live in Raleigh, NC but I know well the leftishness of Charlotte.)

36 posted on 09/04/2004 9:17:45 AM PDT by WileyC
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
It stands proudly beside the best speeches ever delivered.

There is no doubt.

Hope Zell is on the stump often this campaign.

37 posted on 09/04/2004 9:21:33 AM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: backinthefold
The stupid talking heads, saying he was an "angry old man"

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!

38 posted on 09/04/2004 9:24:12 AM PDT by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: backinthefold
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.

Same here! And since when did it become taboo to be angry anyway? This is more leftist politically correct nonsense! It's another emotion liberals find necessary to squelch in order to run over conservatives who have HAD ENOUGH!!!!! Thank you, Zell, for giving us strength by example and may legions follow in your footsteps!
39 posted on 09/04/2004 9:25:38 AM PDT by demkicker
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To: Pikamax
...."leaving the girlie men to fuss about the nuances of terrorist sensitivity."
40 posted on 09/04/2004 9:31:59 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered.)
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To: Pikamax

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.


41 posted on 09/04/2004 9:37:12 AM PDT by Holden Magroin
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
Zell Miller's speech was not just the greatest oratory of my lifetime. It stands proudly beside the best speeches ever delivered.

I couldn't agree more.

42 posted on 09/04/2004 9:41:11 AM PDT by twhitak
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To: Pikamax
"...his Marine anger and paternal sincerity rang true, while the message he delivered -- in the voice of father, grandfather and great-grandfather -- spoke to deeper truths that many Americans feel even if they haven't been able to articulate them. The world changed on Sept. 11, 2001, and the old modes no longer work. The old political templates and loyalties do not apply.

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 isn’t stopped, all other issues will be meaningless.

43 posted on 09/04/2004 9:43:30 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Holden Magroin
I don't remember them using that word to describe the demagogic speeches of Ted Kennedy, Al Sharpton, and, of course, Al Gore.

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!

44 posted on 09/04/2004 9:46:16 AM PDT by twhitak
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To: Pikamax

I'M MAD AS ZELL, AND I'M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!


45 posted on 09/04/2004 9:56:40 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Pikamax

Just went to Apple to dowload the Zell speech, and guess what the top five searches are today (9/4)?

Hot Searches:

1. Hurricane Frances
2. President Bush
3. SETI
4. Zell Miller
5. Serena Williams


46 posted on 09/04/2004 10:11:00 AM PDT by practicalmom
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To: No Blue States

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.


47 posted on 09/04/2004 11:31:02 AM PDT by LS
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To: LS
Well said, the details hit home and needed to be told.

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.

48 posted on 09/04/2004 11:37:01 AM PDT by No Blue States (Hype is on the way! Kerry/Edwards)
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