Skip to comments.PRESIDENT BUSH should hold WH press conference and slam Kerry over phony weapons dump story
Posted on 10/27/2004 8:22:53 PM PDT by doug from upland
One of the great powers of incumbent president running for re-election is the power of the office itself. Tied to that is the fact that he can call a press conference in his home and get the top journalists there on a moment's notice.
The NY TIMES weapons hit piece was phony. That is becoming clear. The president should hold a news conference immediately and call Kerry on the story.
He should note that, although the entire story is not yet known, all the evidence points to the fact that it was gone before our troops arrived. Kerry jumped the gun and did not have the facts. Particularly while we are at war, a commander in chief must do better than that.
Just like three decades ago, Kerry has turned on our troops. Bush should actually quote his words from before -- cutting off ears, cutting off heads, etc.
The president should say that the troops need total support if we are to win the war on terror. This nation does not need second guessing from a person who keeps changing his position depending on how the political wind blows.
The President should continue to stick to his strategy, it's clearly working for him.
BLOOD IN THE WATER....... KERRY IS CHUM.... AND DONE...... AND THEY KNOW IT .....
IT IS OVER...... Pajamahadien
We can't be telling the president how to run his campaign or some freepers, who are not acting like their normal admirable selves, will go round the bend.
Don't say I didn't warn you :-)
PRESIDENT BUSH should hold WH press conference and slam Kerry over phony weapons dump story
I've been saying that all week. Bush has the golden microphone and never uses it to his advantage. He doesn't have to answer any questions. Just give the speech, and say goodbye. The press deserves nothing more.
I still think he should hit Kerry with some major "closers" -- this just being one of the issues. Kerry is spreading lies on a daily basis. Bush would not have to tell one lie, to cut Kerry up into fish bait.
Are you going with the White House Press Conference having some more weight than the campaign stop? If that's your angle, then I see what you are saying.
Course, there is always the thought that when your opponent is destroying himself, get out of his way.
I'm really upset the Republicans aren't making a bigger deal about the fact that Kerry missed over 75% of his intelligence committee meetings. This is something simple that could really sway votes, especially when tied into a story like this. John Kerry missed over 75% of his intelligence committee meetings, so it's not surprising he makes judgements without all the facts...
Have they settled the issue of exactly how many weapons were taken - last on Fox - the amount was in dispute - and the final say on the issue isn't clear yet either -
Also - what does a "thread locked" mean - would really like to know why this happens here - thanks -
I agree that Bush should make such a speech, but that he should wait until he's ready to display to the world the sponge containing OBL's DNA. He can then cover both topics in one neat, October Surprise package.
I agree. The more Kerry has to respond to his own malicious accusations, the more it sticks to him. Bush should just keep to his game plan. Let the Democrats waste the last few precious days before the election debating this obviously flawed story.
He should blanket the nation with a campaign commercial accusing John Kerry of once again walking on the backs of other brave soldiers for selfish political gain.
That's exactly it. On the stump, the President is seen as a candidate speaking with his supporters. In the White House, he is the commandeer in chief speaking to the nation and defending the professionalism of our soldiers. That is big time TV coverage, not just a soundbite.
I think he will do so, after the World Serious is over and he has the public's attention.
I can pretty much guarantee the Russian operation was discussed in an intel briefing that Kerry missed.
Good point. Red Sox need to close it out tonight
this must not come from the president. let him do his job the way he and rove think is best. however, a colin powell and/or rumsfeld press debriefing could be quite interesting and entertaining.
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