Thursday, July 29, 2004

Initial Thoughts on Kerry's Acceptance Speech

I didn't catch any particular moments that will have any lasting positive resonance, and several that could come back and haunt him. It had several implications of things that are untrue, which could leave openings later on in the campaign. I don't think he reached very effectively for the independent voter. He tried to look strong on defense while still playing to his base; he failed on the former, succeeded at the latter.

More later after I go through the speech, but here's the initial reviews of others:

From the Associated Press
Kerry Still Needs to Connect With Voters

From Reuters
Kerry Slams Bush on Iraq, Offers Little New


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