September 1, 2004
Sen. Zell Miller, Democrat Georgia "I never dreamed that the (Democratic) party was as far left as it is until I went to Washington." Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa "There's a very distinct difference between the two candidates and somebody needs to express it, and I wish the president could express it more." Filmmaker Michael Moore "I now know what th Christians probably felt like walking into the Coliseum." Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina "The winning combination is Republicans who can sell conservative philosophy to a wider audience, showing acceptance to moderates."
August 31, 2004
"The immigration plank in the party platform is full of platitudes, promises and pandering." - Republican congressman Tom Tancredo, of Colorado, who accused the Bush administration yesterday of maintaining an "open border policy" with Mexico to curry favor with Hispanic voters. DEVELOPMENTS We can't win: Asked on NBC's Today show, "Can we win?" the war on terror, President Bush responded: "I don't think you can win it. But I think you can create conditions so that those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in parts of the world."
September 2, 2004
New York's proud parent Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg took time out yesterday to gloat about how smoothly his city has handled the convention. The city has shown this week that "this is where you get your message out," he said. "New York is hot at the moment." Complaining that "every story the press writes is about the potential for a calamity," Bloomberg, who built the media empire bearing his name, argued that journalists had scared people needlessly. "The subways worked, you could take the subways right into Penn Station," he said.
August 12, 1996
SAN DIEGO -- What an undulating road Republicans have traveled in the 32 years since last they convened in California. Undulating, and perhaps circular.Republicans are, in a sense, back in San Francisco and in 1964, riven by fissures as deep as those that divide them from Democrats. As a result, they are in danger of being on the receiving end of another demonstration of the porcelain brittleness of political prosperity.A party convention is supposed to inspirit the faithful, prompting them to stiffen their sinews, summon up their blood and sally forth to fight for the nominee.
August 16, 1996
Here is the text of Bob Dole's acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention in San Diego last night:Thank you. Thank you very much, thank you. Thank you very much, what a night. The folks in Hollywood would be happy to know that I've found a movie I like, the one I just saw.L This is a big night for me and I'm ready. We're ready to go.Thank you California. And thank you San Diego for hosting the greatest Republican convention of them all, the greatest of them all.Thank you President Ford and President Bush and God bless you Nancy Reagan for your moving tribute to President Reagan.
September 3, 2004
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Falling confetti and balloons were just settling on the floor of the Republican National Convention in New York when Sen. John Kerry stepped before throngs at a midnight rally for Democrats here in Ohio's western corner and lashed back at the GOP messages that have dominated this week. "For three days in New York, instead of talking about real plans for creating jobs, strengthening the economy, expanding health care and bringing down gas prices, we heard almost nothing but anger and insults from the Republicans," the Massachusetts senator told a crowd of more than 10,000 cheering supporters.