Where is that Milwaukee interview? Not even the supposed GOP New Network, Fox is showing it, as best as I can tell. Again, make no mistake, Kerry’s first instinct was not what he said on the tarmac yesterday, which everyone is showing. It is what he said on that tv station, and that what he should be judged by on this. He’s running to be the president of the United States, the one who has to stare down these bad guys, afterall. There’s no second chances and retakes when your’e at war.
And it’s not like he was a long ranger, while his campaign was being diplomatic. As you were reading in here all night, the surrogates were out and rabid on the Kerry first instinct. Bill Kristol and Steve Hayes have a useful wrap-up of Kerry camp (and KERRY) first reax.