September 01, 2004

Give 'Em Zell!

Oh. My. Goodness!

Zell Miller was incredible! What a pep rally! We were clapping and whooping and hollering!

A few of my favorite snippets:

"My family is more important than my party."

"Nothing makes this Marine madder than calling American troops occupiers instead of liberators. "

American troops aren't liberators? "Tell that to the half of Europe that is free because Roosevelt sent American troops."

"American troops are liberators abroad and defenders of freedom at home."

After listing all the ways that Kerry had voted against proper armament of our forces, he followed with this:
"U.S. Forces armed with what? Spitballs?!"

The camera did a zoom on Rudy Giuliani standing, grinning, and clapping right next to former President George H.W. Bush, who was by the way, laughing and shaking his head obviously loving every minute of Zell Miller's invigorating speech.

"Twenty years of votes can tell you a lot more than twenty weeks of campaigning."

"Campaign rhetoric tells people who you want them to think you are. Voting Records show more about what you believe deep down."

About George W. Bush:

"He's the same man Saturday night that he is on Sunday mornings."

"[He's] Not a slick talker, but a straight shooter."

"He has a spine of tempered steel."

"I have knocked on this man's soul and found someone home."

How motivating! How insightful and a lovely way to close, with obvious respect and conviction for the leadership of President Bush.

Posted by Rae at September 1, 2004 08:31 PM

He was really really good.

Posted by: Randy at September 1, 2004 08:40 PM

He was, wasn't he, Randy? What an inspirational and persuasive speaker!

Posted by: Rae at September 1, 2004 08:58 PM

Amen, what a speech. It really riled up the delegates.

Lot of good sound bytes. Too bad Zel is retiring, cause he is easily becoming my favorite Democrat.

The Reagan tribute also got to me.

Posted by: Jeremy at September 1, 2004 09:38 PM

Hey Jeremy! The tribute brought tears to my eyes. It was, indeed, very moving.

Zel fights for first Democrat-of-My-Heart with my grandmother, but he really is giving her a run for her money....

Posted by: Rae at September 1, 2004 09:49 PM

I don't know, my favorite democrat, right now, is the current Governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell. He was the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee who was the first man to suggest to Al Gore to conceede in the 2000 Election. He was swiftly asked to resign afterward.

Posted by: Jeremy at September 1, 2004 10:08 PM
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