Kerry's midnight almost Dean meltdown
Well I think Kerry has finally jumped the shark with his near meltdown last night after Bush's speech. I didn't get to see it but have read a partial transcript at CNN via The Command Post.
I also found some good analysis of the meltdown over at Dog Snot diaries
Did anyone watch Kerry's counter attack last night? His confidence isn't just shaken, it's gone. He's not the front runner anymore, leading this election, he's the walk on role, struggling to get noticed. Desperation.
"And now that the President is Finally finished his speech, I have 5 words for America, 'This is your wake up call.'"
Isn't that 6 words? What does it mean? It's plain he just doesn't know what to do. He's flailing.
His whole speech did him more harm than good. Sure, it fired up his base, but they don't need firing up. This election will be won by the candidate's ability to convince the undecideds. Last night he just looked like a cornered raving lunatic. There were several key indicators of his desperation that couldn't go un-noticed.
Wizbang was live-blogging it
They are blowing it. Both Senators are viscerally angry. That might fire the base but it looks anything but Presidential.
Now Kerry is taking off after Bush and Cheney BIG TIME. "5 deferments vs 2 tours of Duty" (4 months is 2 tours of duty? -ed)
Now he's reciting the "Bush Lied, People Died" mantra.
HOLY CRAP: He just went Michael Moore.. Accusing Bush (or I guess Cheney) of being on the Haliburton payroll!
Just accused Bush of letting Saudi Royal family controlling oil prices.
Now he says 'vote for me because Obama gave a good speech.'
He's just one aaaaarghhh away from being Howard Dean.
It really sounds like Kerry is one botox injection away from total brain freeze. The Democrat's have to see what is going on and they better step up soon and bitch slap him before he really does a Dean on them.
Also found over at Dog Snot Diaries a link about how the Navy is now stepping in and challenging the validity of Kerry's metals.
A Navy spokesman is calling Kerry's Silver Star citation with Combat V "incorrect" as it appears on his campaign Web site, explaining in an interview with Chicago Sun-Times reporter Thomas Lipscomb that the Navy has never issued a Combat V at any time for the Silver Star.
How is Kerry going to explain this one since he is always saying the Navy has the final authority on his war record.
Kerry's campaign has repeatedly cited the Navy as the ultimate authority on the candidate's war record, saying the Navy wouldn't have awarded him medals he didn't deserve.
But with the Navy now publicly challenging Kerry's decorations, that defense has been rendered inoperative.
Up until now Kerry hasn't had to much negative comments against his record from the Bush Champaign, they just started with some simple stuff and Kerry is almost over the edge. The next couple weeks when the champaign really kicks into gear should be interesting to see how long it will take Kerry to do a total meltdown.