Kerry Touts Foreign Policy Experience, Fires Back At Cheney Over "Sensitive" Remark
The Washington Times reports that Sen. Kerry said Saturday "he has more foreign policy experience than President Bush does, and he defended himself against Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism for saying he would fight a more 'sensitive' war on terror. . . . 'I believe I have more experience than my opponent in this area,' Mr. Kerry said, adding he has 35 years working on foreign policy, including his 20 years in the Senate as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee." During a question and answer period in Oregon, "When one man said he didn't want to say the word 'sensitive' in his question because 'Bush has screwed that word up,' Mr. Kerry went straight at the vice president. 'Don't for an instant be shy about using the word sensitive. I don't think it's very sensitive to have a vice president who has secret meetings with polluters that write the laws,' Mr. Kerry said. . . . 'I'm going to stand up for what's right, and nobody's going to change what's right in my judgment,' he said."
Kerry To Curb Campaigning Significantly Over Next Three Weeks.
The Dallas Morning News says Kerry "now departs the political stage temporarily as President Bush prepares to ascend it. . . . With the Olympics also competing for voter and media attention, Mr. Kerry plans to campaign only sporadically over the next three weeks, aides said. Still, with a solid Democratic base and relatively few undecided voters, aides said they believe Mr. Kerry will remain competitive, whatever 'bounce' Mr. Bush gets when he formally claims the Republican presidential nomination Sept. 2. . . . Bush aides said they are prepared to do that, citing successes with the economy and the war on terrorism."