Rod Drehers opinion at The Corner on the Zeller speech is worth noting: "For the record, I dont think there will be a more compelling speech given this fall on Bushs behalf than the one Zell Miller delivered last night. He would surely resent the comparison, but Zell blitzkrieged Kerry like Sherman did Atlanta. I kept thinking last night: this is like listening to my dad in 1979, when the rage and contempt we Southerners felt toward Jimmy Carter for his weakness, which brought on national humiliation, drove so many Democrats to the Reagan camp. If you ask me, I think Zell just dug up the stinking corpse of the effete Carter presidency, and rubbed it all over John Kerry. On the national security issue, and to a lesser extent the God thing, Zell reminded Reagan Democrats why they became GOP voters in the first place. If the Republicans are smart, theyd turn Zell loose this fall in Ohio, Pennsylvania and other battleground states where there were a lot of Reagan Democrats a generation ago."
For those who did not see Zells interview with Chris Matthew, you may find it here.
Zell was more than ready for the interview after hearing about the interview Chris Mathew had earlier with Michelle Malkin.
I liked Zell.
Here in California, the media is spinning Zells speech for Kerry, but theres evidence Republicans are getting some traction by painting Kerry with shades of Gray Davis. Even though California is considered firmly in Kerrys camp, theres some small, and probably illusive, hope that Arnold, who is very popular here and who beat Gray in the recall could shake things up if Republicans could stick Kerry with the Gray Davis personna.