Breakfast with the Secretary. Missouri delegates were told to get up early to be bused through Manhattan to a breakfast event featuring several speakers including Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson. Thompson told the delegation about President Bush’s accomplishments, saying the President deserves four more years. He then launched into an attack on liberals. It was then time to take aim at specific people – especially Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry. Thompson spoke of how the media will make fun of President Bush’s sometimes awkward style of speech and the comments he makes … but several Kerry-isms have slipped under the radar. Thompson’s bottom line: President Bush and the Republicans are optimists, while John Kerry and the Democrats are pessimistic about America’s future.