Friday, September 03, 2004

That's Why W. Has My Vote

President Bush is certainly not the most polished, eloquent speaker. Last night, though, he pulled off a great acceptance speech from the convention in New York. He discussed the threats faced by the U.S., and the differences between himself and JFKerry when it comes to handling those threats. He spoke of hope and compassion, while protecting our liberties and freedoms. He said the protection of the U.S. is his highest duty, and we need no permission slip from the UN or any other nation when it comes to defending our land. It was a terrific speech. If you missed it, or would like to take a second look at it, here is a link to the full text.

Here's what did the major media outlets thought of Bush's remarks, courtesy the Media Research Center:

On ABC, Peter Jennings said, "A little more than an hour and after policy and politics and accomplishments cited and promises made, the President with real grace and heartfelt emotion speaks of those most difficult decisions a President has to make."

On FoxNews, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard: "I thought it was almost a pitch perfect speech, and I think a very effective speech."

Also on FoxNews, Michael Barone of U.S. News said, "I thought the speech had moments of quite elegance and beauty of words that we haven't seen. I would say it would rival the speech of Barack Obama at the Democratic Convention and John McCain here at the Republican Convention."

From MSNBC, Chris Matthews exclaimed, "Well that was one helluva speech..."

Also on MSNBC, Jon Meacham, Editor of Newsweek: "I thought it was an A+. I thought it was probably the finest political speech George W. Bush has ever given."

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough: "Tonight it is, without a doubt the best speech that this man's ever given."