AP reporter Ron Fournier details
Ed Gillespie’s speech to the RNC. Gillespie is, I think, right to point out
that the Dems are flailing, trying to attach any scandal or charge that they
find to Bush. That doesn’t mean that they won’t find something to stick in the
next year or so. He’s got a job cut out for himself, especially if he tries to
keep up with Terry MacAuliffe.
It’s also odd that Gillespie borrows almost verbatim from the Convention Speech
in 2000: “The once-proud party of Franklin Roosevelt, who famously told us we
have nothing to fear but fear itself, now seems to have nothing to offer but
The article makes Gillespie sound as though he did nothing but go negative,
which leads to Fournier’s conclusion that “Gillespie clearly has been cast as
Bush’s attack dog, the quick-with-a-quote operative who can heatedly denounce
Democrats while the president tries to appear above the fray.” I wonder what
the full text will show . . .
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