The Chronicle Covers The Conventions

Hofstra’s student newspaper covers the national conventions.

John Kerry Launches Flip-Flop Attack On McCain

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DENVER–Using self-deprecating wit, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, assailed John McCain for his stances on an assortment of policy issues.

First calling him a “friend for almost 22 years,” Kerry attacked McCain for changing his position on multiple issues.

“Candidate McCain now supports the wartime tax cuts that Senator McCain once denounced as immoral. Candidate McCain criticizes Senator McCain’s own climate change bill. Candidate McCain says he would now vote against the immigration bill that Senator McCain wrote,” he said.

“Are you kidding? Talk about being for it before you’re against it,” Kerry said, echoing a line he used in 2004 as a presidential candidate at a town hall meeting that Republicans pounced on at the time, painting Kerry’s waffling on issues as a reason not to vote for him. “Let me tell you, before he ever debates Barack Obama, John McCain should finish the debate with himself.”

McCain, it should be noted, was once a possible running mate for Kerry’s ticket in 2004.

–Samuel Rubenfeld

Written by chroniclenews

August 28, 2008 at 12:44 am

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