Skip to comments.Cheney creamed Edwards: Hugh Hewitt says Kerry's team upset his Senate record was exposed
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Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Cheney creamed Edwards
Posted: October 6, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern
By Hugh Hewitt
© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com
Vice President Dick Cheney creamed John Edwards last night, but not because John Edwards was inarticulate. Edwards was very articulate. Not responsive, but articulate. Just like you would expect of a trial lawyer, but not of a vice president in time of war.
Mary Beth Cahill looked stricken when she appeared with Chris Wallace at 8:00 p.m. The campaign manager for Kerry was upset that John Kerry's 20 years in the United States Senate was back on the table, and that Edwards near invisible record in the United States Senate was also fodder for the vice president's repeated attacks on the Democratic ticket.
Cheney wrote some notes when he came out before the debate began. I think they must have said:
"If you had had your way, the troops wouldn't have what they have."
"I could use a lot for words to describe Sen. Kerry's record on Iraq, but consistent isn't one of them."
"The threat. The threat. The threat."
It is this last theme which led to Cheney's domination of the young and affable trial lawyer. Americans hate that their soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are in harm's way. But voters understand the threat and the vice president repeatedly reminded them of it.
This electorate is also scornful of talking points and non-responsive answers. Over and over again, Edwards refused to answer direct questions. And when Edwards was disdainful of the Iraqi sacrifices for their freedom, Cheney tore him up. That will leave a mark.
The spin broke decisively for Cheney just as the delayed analysis of last Thursday has come around to understanding that Kerry blundered badly, but that Bush didn't. "Global test" defined Kerry more than all the ads to date run by Bush-Cheney, and tonight hammered it home: You cannot trust John Kerry to wage the war that needs to be waged, to demand the weapons that need to be produced, to inspire the American people to support a victory strategy.
If you can't stand up to Howard Dean, how in the world can you stand up to al-Qaida, indeed. John Kerry couldn't even stand up to Michael Moore, the prince of his nominating convention.
John Kerry didn't get a bounce from Thursday he got an anchor around his neck, one he put there. John Edwards couldn't do anything to get that anchor off. We'll watch it sink Kerry for the next four weeks, regardless of Friday night's and next week's debates.
It isn't about looking good. It is about leading the war.
The last line says it all.
haha check out this picture.
The campaign manager for Kerry was upset that John Kerry's 20 years in the United States Senate was back on the table,
Here it is on a silver platter. To use another metaphor, there's blood in the water. Will Bush go after this?
One Cheney zinger Hewitt doesn't mention: After recounting all the votes Edwards has missed, "I preside over the Senate every Tuesday, and tonight is the first time I've met you". Ouch!!!
Now that just ain't right...
Yup Hugh has it right....The Silky Pony has to go to Green Acres for retirement
Well, it's about time, I was hoping Bush would have nailed him on his record in the first debate!
Edwards not even re-electable in the senate, he was going to be unemployed anyway!:
Hugh Hewitt should have been the moderator of all 4 debates. He is absolutely nails when it comes to getting to the substance of an issue, and is probably the best interviewer on the radio today.
Poor little John. That was one of my favorite parts of the debate. Funny that he should reply that the Vice Prez "mischaracterized" his attendance record but then DIDN'T correct it! (I think he was lying through his teeth, myself.)
Could someone tell me what's up with this thumb pointing gesture that both Johns do? Is that something that John Kennedy used to do and they are copying? Or is it a typical lawyer-type gesture? It looks so "put on."
Ive been saying that Bush actually won the debate and Kerry gave the RNC the ammo to take him out. Think of it this way....Bush /Cheney is steak and potatoes...good basic food, Kerry Edwards is pate, cavier, brie and champagne. After a full meal of Kerry /Edwards, indigestion is setting in for the American undecideds. Its all downhill for Kerry / Edwards.
Darrell Hammond (who plays Clinton on Saturday Night Live) attributes it to Bill Clinton. His explanation is "I'm angry. But I'm not angry to the left or to the right. I'm angry in the center."
Is that the gesture BC made when he said he did not have sexual relations with that woman, ms. Lewinsky?
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