Tuesday, August 31, 2004

The Election - The Republican Convention

Dick Morris looks at the contrasts New York brings into focus in It all starts here; The Sept. 11 angle of Bush's campaign
Holding the convention in Madison Square Garden highlights the linkage between Bush and Sept. 11, the most important moment of his presidency. By featuring speakers such as Rudy Giuliani, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Ed Koch, Bush implicitly recalls the day on which he truly became president, overcoming his narrow victory and his loss of the popular vote, to lead a united nation in a new and bold direction...

The contrast between the patriotism, inclusiveness and sincerity of speakers such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, John McCain, Giuliani and Zell Miller and the hubbub outside the Garden will be vivid for the viewer at home.