Melanie Hunter | Deputy Managing Editor | Monday, August 23, 2004
"I'm denouncing ... all the stuff being on TV, all the 527s. That's what I said," Bush said. He also called on Kerry to join him in "getting rid of all that soft money, not only on TV, but used for other purposes as well."
Bush said by signing the McCain/Feingold campaign reform bill, he thought "we'd gotten rid of that."
"I thought we were gonna once and for all get rid of the system where people could just pour tons of money in and not be held to account for the advertising....I'm disappointed with all those kinds of ads," Bush added.
The president also praised Kerry for having "served admirably" in the military.
"He ought to be proud of his record," Bush said.
"But the question is who best to lead the country in the war on terror, who can handle the responsibilities of the commander-in-chief, who's got a clearer vision of the risks that the country faces," he added.
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