A heads up from Ed Gillespie
When Georgia's senior Senator, Democrat Zell Miller, delivered the keynote speech at our Republican convention in New York City, he spoke of the Democratic Party's "manic obsession to bring down our Commander-in-Chief."
In response to convention proceedings which outlined President Bush's Agenda for America's Future and a critique of Senator Kerry's policies and Senate record, the Kerry campaign confirmed that obsession by implementing a strategy of vicious personal attacks against the President and Vice President.
Faced with the reality that John Kerry's record is too far out of the American mainstream and without an agenda on which to base his campaign, the Democrat playbook is now wide open and extreme partisans like Tom Harkin, Al Gore and James Carville are attempting to fill the vacuum of positive policies with character assassination.
In a Memo I recently sent to Republican leadership I advised everyone to brace themselves for the coming onslaught.
The Kerry campaign is also bringing in a bevy of former Clinton henchmen, including CNN commentators James Carville and Paul Begala. In August alone, Begala called President Bush a "gutless wonder," said he has a "lack of intelligence," and called Vice President Cheney a "dirt bag." Carville said the President is "ignorant big time" and said "George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are a couple of nobodies."
In a recent column Democratic strategist Susan Estrich's calls the President of the United States and the Vice President of the United States alcoholics.
Senator Harkin said Thursday that President Bush lied about his National Guard service, and lied about the War In Iraq; and last month Sen. Harkin called Vice-President Cheney a "coward."
Just this week former Vice President Al Gore compared President Bush's personal faith to the radical impulses of fundamentalist Islam. Earlier this year he implied that campaigners for the President are Nazis by calling them 'brownshirts.'
Next week, NBC's "Today Show" will be featuring, over three consecutive days, Democrat-donor Kitty Kelley's book, which promises to throw unsubstantiated gossip at President Bush in the same way she falsely maligned the late President Reagan as a date rapist who paid for a girlfriend's abortion and wrongly castigated Nancy Reagan as an adulterer who had an affair with Frank Sinatra.
You too should brace yourselves. Any mention of John Kerry's votes for higher taxes and against vital weapons programs will be met with the worst kind of personal attacks. Such desperation is unbecoming of American Presidential politics, and Senator Kerry will pay a price for it at the polls as we stay focused on policies to continue growing our economy and winning the War on Terror.