- May 19, 2004
- Reaction score
- Plano, TX
- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Right
This man will say anything. No matter how much it doesn't make sense. Of course 911 was bad luck. It's STILL taking an effect on our economy. But, we are coming back.DETROIT (Reuters) - Democratic candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) unleashed a harsh indictment of President Bush (news - web sites)'s economic stewardship on Wednesday and urged his Republican rival to take responsibility instead of playing the victim.
Trailing in national polls seven weeks before the Nov. 2 election and heeding advisers who have urged him to be more forceful, Kerry rejected Bush's perfect storm defense -- recession, war and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks -- of the tepid economic performance in the United States.
"The president would have us believe that his record is the result of bad luck, not bad decisions, that he's faced the wrong circumstances, not made the wrong choices," Kerry said in excerpts of remarks prepared for delivery at the Detroit Economic Club, a traditional forum for presidential candidates.