October 29, 2003

A Zell of a Guy

This is stunning:

SENATOR ZELL MILLER OF GEORGIA, the nation's most prominent conservative Democrat, said today he will endorse President Bush for re-election in 2004 and campaign for him if Bush wishes him to. Miller said Bush is "the right man at the right time" to govern the country.

The next five years "will determine the kind of world my children and grandchildren will live in," Miller said in an interview. And he wouldn't "trust" any of the nine Democratic presidential candidates with governing during "that crucial period," he said. "This Democrat will vote for President Bush in 2004."

Senator Zell Miller isn't some flake coming apart at the seams to impress the true believers. Remember that the DNC recruited Zell out of retirement to finish the term of Paul Coverdell who died while in office. This endorsement is going to provide a lot of cover for "Reagan Democrats" to provide President George W. Bush with a significant majority next year. Oh, all those bad things I've said before about Democrats? I'll take back a couple of them now. But when one of the graybeards of the Democrat Party literally comes out and says his party's leadership cannot be trusted on national security, that's about as painful as it gets, and why I am far from taking back most of the things I have said about Democrats on this blog. Gee, I might have to watch the next Democrat candidate debate just to see how they might respond to this.

Posted by Charles Austin at October 29, 2003 08:08 PM

I've always liked Zell Miller. Just another reason to add to the list.

Posted by: Jon at 09:00 AM