Liveblog: John Kerry Is On « The Washington Independent
DENVER — Do you hear that paint peeling? That’s John Kerry, possible future secretary of state.
7:36: Obama and Biden will “make clear: the United States of America does not torture. Not now. Not ever!”
7:37: McCain. The “myth of a maverick to the reality of a politician.” He compares “Senator McCain” to “Candidate McCain.” He flip-flops on the economy, immigration — “Are you kidding me, folks?” And — ohhhh snap! “Talk about being for it before you were against it!”
7:39: “The Rove-McCain tactics are old and outworn and America will reject them in 2008.” Electing “judgment and character… time and again Barack Obama has seen further and listened harder…and time and again, he’s been proven right.”
7:40: “Today, Bush’s diplomats are doing exactly what Obama said: talk to Iran. So who can we trust to keep America safe?” Call-n-response. BARACK OBAMA! “Barack Obama responded like a true friend of Georgia and a true statesman of the 21st century. So who can we trust to keep America safe?” BARACK OBAMA! And even on a timetable for withdrawal! “Now [McCain] has nothing less than personal attacks. How insulting to suggest that those who question the mission question the troops!” Where was this John Kerry in 2004!
7:43: Salute to Barack Obama’s (white) uncle, who marched in Patton’s army.
7:44: “A president who seeks not to perfect the lies of Swiftboating but to end them once and for all.” To the “merchants of fear and division”: “You don’t deserve whose service counts and who doesn’t!”
7:45: “I will always remember how we stood together in 2004…Now again we stand together in the ranks, ready to fight!” Wow. If only John Kerry circa 2008 ran for president in 2004. And he’s out.