September 3, 2004 |
Sen. John McCain, who has pushed for more civility in this year's presidential race, is warning that the biting attack on Sen. John F. Kerry by a fellow Democrat at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night might harm President Bush's efforts to woo swing voters. McCain (R-Ariz.) said the keynote address by Sen. Zell Miller (D-Ga.) could prove as controversial as a speech by Pat Buchanan at the 1992 GOP convention in Houston.
September 3, 2004 |
The people who crowded Manuel's Tavern to watch Sen. Zell Miller deliver the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention behaved less like political activists than jilted lovers. Not content with groaning toward the television, they squeezed whoopee cushions. They shook their fists and sang, "Liar, liar, pants on fire!" They made fun of his rural accent. But behind the beer-fueled gaiety of the "Give Zell Hell" party was a sense of deep injury.
September 2, 2004 |
On Wednesday, there were developing stories that cable news normally loves -- a hurricane bearing down on Florida, a hostage situation at a school in Russia, and the bombshell out of Eagle, Colo., that prosecutors in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case were going to drop their charges. But the 24-hour news networks mostly kept their death grip on the Republican National Convention. This was hours before Vice President Dick Cheney spoke.
August 20, 2004 |
Republicans on Thursday announced that a conservative Democrat, Sen. Zell Miller of Georgia, would be the keynote speaker at their party's national convention -- the latest signal of President Bush's effort to woo swing voters in his reelection bid. Miller, who is retiring from his Senate seat, endorsed Bush several months ago and previously had been named as a convention speaker.
July 20, 2004
Re "To GOP, He's Dishonoring His Father," July 19: The Democrats have enlisted Ron Reagan to speak on stem-cell research at their convention, causing Republicans to go into paroxysms of outrage over his repudiation of his father's principles and his consorting with the enemy. But the GOP itself is happily trotting out that renegade Georgia Democrat-in-name-only Zell Miller, whose sole and exclusive purpose for speaking at the Republican convention is to cloak himself in his party affiliation and then trash John Kerry.
June 26, 2004 |
Georgia Sen. Zell Miller, the highest profile Democrat to endorse President Bush for re-election, will speak at the Republican National Convention this summer. According to a congressional aide who spoke on condition of anonymity, Miller will give his address on Wednesday night of the four-day convention in New York that begins Aug. 30. Twelve years ago he delivered the keynote address for Bill Clinton at the 1992 Democratic National Convention.