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Summitry

Rich – I agree. But I’ve been thinking about it and I think there’s another candidate. One of the amazing things was how when Kerry had to really reach down to his gut to draw out a real example of the sort of superior leadership he would show as President he invariably declared he’d have a summit.

Oh how our troops must be hoping against hope that we get a change in Washington and get that summit! I’m sure today in mess halls and fox holes from Basra to Baghdad the men are a-chatter about how the guy who voted against sending them body armor is — if elected, fingers crossed — going to hold a summit.

From last night:

….I know I can do a better job in Iraq. I have a plan to have a summit with all of the allies….

….I’m going to hold that summit….

….But this president hasn’t even held the kind of statesman-like summits that pull people together and get them to invest in those states. In fact, he’s done the opposite. He pushed them away. ….

….Now, we have a choice here. I’ve laid out a plan by which I think we can be successful in Iraq: with a summit, by doing better training, faster, by cutting — by doing what we need to do with respect to the U.N. and the elections….

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