Kerry was there to accept the endorsement of a national union of emergency first responders, and to hold a “conversation” with local residents about his plans for protecting the nation from bio-terror attacks.
On several occasions, Kerry paused, seemingly expecting applause for his lines. For example, at one point he said, “I will do what I think is best for the country,” then waited for applause that only developed after one of his advance staffers began leading a weak round of applause.
His lukewarm reception was so bad that Kerry lost his cool, telling his audience, “I know you don’t want to be here anymore.”
“That line actually generated more real cheers,” says a bemused Florida Democratic Party official. “If this is the kind of response our campaign is getting elsewhere, we’re dead. This was awful. He was awful.”
Among the criticisms: beyond arranging for an audience, organizers did little if any preparation to warm the crowd up, to have it ready to cheer on a presidential candidate. “You have to give them something before the main attraction shows up,” says the state party official. “These guys did not serve Kerry well. He walked into a dead room, and his own act didn’t help.”p> A CLINTON CONVENTION br> Former president Bill Clinton
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