Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Kerry speaks at Temple University

Senator Kerry gave a speech at Temple University last Friday, which continued the foreign policy themes from his speech at NYU. Jim Geraghty at NRO's "Kerry Spot" did an in-depth analysis and opines:

Stylistically, Kerry's speech outlining his plans to fight terrorism Friday at Temple University was among the best of his campaign. He was forceful, he was passionate, and he hit Bush hard before a fired-up crowd.

But a close reading reveals that Kerry's attacks were less substantive than they appeared. They were a string of logical fallacies, half-truths, and smart-sounding criticisms followed by generic, vague pledges to do better.

Sounds like my take on the NYU speech. Go read Geraghty's whole article.