The Fix spent yesterday listening to 11 presidential candidates (declared and likely to declare) address the International Association of Fire Fighters gathering in Washington. Read my posts here: Edwards, Obama-Clinton, Richardson.
The Post’s Dan Balz and Zach Goldfarb wrote about it in today’s paper, and to the right is a video that washingtonpost.com video journalist John Poole shot. Take a look at the video, as it will give you a good taste of what the day was like.
Candidate Cattle Call it was and a UNION one at that.
Mitt Romney didn’t show.
A Swiftboating of Rudy is probably too strong a term. The IAFF effort on behalf of the Democrats was weak and ineffective.
Flap has written about his boredom with this WEAK attempt previously.
This meeting was a typical union camp meeting with lots of PANDER SAUCE.
And a little nasty left wing press smear for Rudy about 9/11 and firefighters.
American voters will not be fooled or spun. They know Rudy was there and has the support of the rank and file first responders:
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