On Saturday morning, the President delivered his regular weekly radio address. President Bush went on the air, touting recent economic growth. But not everyone agreed.
National Democrats selected Virginia Governor Mark Warner to make their rebuttal. Warner took the mic blaming Bush and Republicans for 3.1 million lost jobs and for wrecking state budgets across the nation. He said Bush is well on his way to compiling the worst record of job creation since the Great Depression.
Warner commented, "So while the President pats himself on the back for cutting taxes, the hard reality is that his political victory ends up simply passing the burden down to your state and local governments."
One political analyst noted the speech gave Warner an opportunity to boost his standing as a possible 2004 Vice Presidential running mate.