Response to Republican Convention Events

Democrats responded to the Republican National Convention.
Mr. McAuliffe spoke about an upcoming television advertising campaign… read more

Democrats responded to the Republican National Convention.

Mr. McAuliffe spoke about an upcoming television advertising campaign centered on the theme of “Mission not accomplished.” He criticized Governor Schwarzeneger’s speech for its lack of compassion.

Mr. Vilsack described the economic situation in Iowa and the experience of unemployed workers in that state. He blamed President Bush for the loss of 1.8 million jobs in Iowa and the decline in income for working Americans. 

Sen. Lautenberg described the Bush Administration’s relation to Halliburton and contrasted that to Sen. Kerry’s plans for dealing with corporate America.

Mr. Spitzer claimed there “is simply no alignment between the 'facts'” presented by speakers at the Republican National Convention and “the reality of what has happened over the last four years.” He described the loss of jobs and increase in poverty in the U.S. under President Bush. He spoke about the problem of corporate corruption and criticized President Bush’s inaction. 

Mr. Menendez called claims made during the Republican National Convention “unrealistic” and “fiction.” He was particularly critical of Governor Schwarzeneger’s use of the phrase “economic girlie men.”

Following their remarks, the panelists responded to audience questions. close

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Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Sep 1, 2004

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  • Sep 01, 2004 | 2:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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