Thursday, July 29, 2004

DNC Thursday: Wesley Clark 

General Wesley Clark (Ret.) – Psych! Here’s the man I lobbied vigorously for during the primaries. Nice tie. Where are these guys getting all the great ties? Is there a special tie supplier to the DNC? He got the whole audience to give a rousing standing ovation to American soldiers and veterans, to show the world that the Democratic Party supports the military. Followed up with a moment of silence for soldiers killed in battle. And the arena fell completely silent. Great strategy, because when he resumed speaking, the crowd listened attentively, then burst into applause and a standing ovation for Clark. Now he’s praising the flag, believably – this guy is amazing. “John Kerry fought a war, and I respect him for that. And he came home to fight a peace. And I respect him for that too.” The crowd goes wild again. This is a high ranking former military officer, praising Kerry for both his wartime service and his wartime protests. Big, fabulous finish, and the delegates explode once more. Attention John Kerry: please appoint this man to a high office in your administration. Secretary of State would do nicely, thank you.

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UPDATE: Full text and video here.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 11:58 PM