….has been that the best attacks on Bush come from the Right and that for Bush to win, his opponent will have to paint him as weak on the war against terrorism. Well, lookey here.
Posted by Karol at 08:37 PM
This is a logical response to the RNC/Bush ads trying to paint their democratic opponents as soft on terrorism.
I wouldn’t say being being tough on terrorist is coming from the right. National security has never been a partisan issue. The difference between the left and the right is about: style/tact/diplomacy/unilaleralism/multilateralism/coalition building/alliances/geo-politics. And how these factors equal the best way to defend the country.
But the RNC would rather play the dishonest you are with us or against us game.
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: “It would take one vial, one canister, one crate slipped into this country to bring a day of horror like none we have ever known.”
CHYRON: Strong and Principled Leadership
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: “Our war against terror is a contest of will in which perseverance is power.”
CHYRON: Some are now attacking the President for attacking the terrorists.
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: “Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent. Since when have terrorists and tyrants announced their intentions, politely putting us on notice before they strike?”
CHYRON: Some call for us to retreat, putting our national security in the hands of others.
Blah commenting on 5 Corners has a really good discussion with Candace about the ad.