September 30, 2004

Game over...for now

Well, the first debate is in the history books.

No real surprises though: Kerry kept hammering Bush on the "wrong war" and the WMD and "I have a plan." The President pointed out Kerry's flip-flops, and his voting record against the military, and taking Kerry to task for calling him a liar.

I can safely say that no one who was against Bush has come around and no one who was staunchly anti-Kerry has switched their position either.

It was bland, it was controlled, and it was stilted.

Kerry came off as a smug "say anything" kind of guy, no matter if it contradicticted an earlier statement or not. Bush came off as a little slow, thanks to his slower delivery; it was obvious that he was thinking on his feet.

The press will try to spin this as "important," but in the final analysis, it has been nothing spectacular.

I'm more intersted in the town hall format for next week's debate. With questions from the audience, I'm hoping that the questions will become far more candid than this one's was.

Posted by mhking at September 30, 2004 11:04 PM

Bush came across as if he did not know what to say to answer the points that Kerry made. It appeared as if his advisors had simply told him to say the same things over and over again.

of the two kerry came across as by far the more presidential. His summit plan has merit and his position vis a vis the war in iraq and his so called flip flopping makes sense and is consistent.

at the end of the day the situation is worsening and when kerry said that the iraq is the centre-piece of the war on terror because bush made it so he is right.

kerry came across much better but it will make no difference. bush will sadly win and god help us all then.

Posted by: young-white-and-liberal at October 1, 2004 06:50 AM

It must be difficult for President Bush to be called a liar by someone who has such disregard for the truth, as the lying sKerry obviously is; two points as mentioned in the debate; 1. He claimed to have been at KGB HQ at Treblinka Square. Treblinka was a Nazi death camp in Poland, nowhere near Moscow

2. He said the NYC subway had to close during the Rep National Convention. This is news to Tv station NY1 which reports the subway never closed.

Posted by: DagneyT at October 1, 2004 09:06 AM
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