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.
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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.