I thought the Republicans put on a pretty good convention. They had speakers to appeal to most of the groups who might potentially vote Republican.
I found John Kerry’s response quite weak, though:
For the past week, they attacked my patriotism and my fitness to serve as commander in chief. We’ll, here’s my answer. I’m not going to have my commitment to defend this country questioned by those who refused to serve when they could have and by those who have misled the nation into Iraq.
That’s his answer? To refuse to be questioned???
I don’t even really understand what it means when he says “I’m not going to have…”
Does he mean that he’s going to do something to settle the issue? Does he mean he’s going to cover his ears and refuse to listen? Is he going to pretend that the questions aren’t being asked and hope everybody else plays along?
And, I’m getting a bit tired of every Republican criticism of Kerry characterized by the press as an “attack”, while Kerry’s criticisms (which are often less substantive and more personal) characterized as a mere response, or “fighting back”.
Perhaps the press is happy to go along with his fantasy and make it look like Kerry is getting unfairly picked on. But, I suspect that his whiny attitude about every criticism is making many people question his ability to lead the free world.