Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Great RNC Moments: Zell Miller
This afternoon, I happened to be channel surfing and as I was going past MSNBC, I noticed Newt Gingrich was on with Chris Matthews, who was broadcasting live from Channelside Bay Plaza in Downtown Tampa. Matthews badgering of Newt and Newt's ability to figuratively slap the big mouth back, reminded me of a great moment in the history of Republican National Conventions: the 2004 Keynote Address of Democrat Senator Zell Miller of Georgia.
Zell Miller is a Moderate/Conservative Democrat who became disillusioned with the leftward lurch of his party and backed George W. Bush in 2004. As a result, he was invited to be the keynote speaker in New York City for that convention. His speech was quite memorable, as it hit John Kerry hard and brought up serious questions about his record, which could lead to questions about how he would lead as president.
At the conclusion of the Keynote Address, Zell Miller appeared on MSNBC with Chris Matthews. To write about this interview doesn't give it justice, so I will just play it.
That was a classic moment (I could only imagine how heated it would have been had Miller been on set in Herald Square) and I thank Newt for giving a great flashback to his fellow Georgian! The incident Miller was referencing was this interview Matthews had with Michelle Malkin.
Unfortunately, Zell Miller's health has been declining in recent years, and we here at "The 'Right' Solutions" pray his health improves, thank him service and dedication to the United States.