Sunday, October 10, 2004

Debate #2

Looks like another win for Kerry, but certainly it is a slim one and perhaps even a meaningless one. But it didn't have to be. Kerry could have elevated his game from the previous week as Bush did, but he didn't. He was intelligent, informed, and tough, all things we saw in him last week, all things we expect in a president. And presumably, these are the qualities that have led to a rise in the polls for Kerry. But he also let Bush do his little swagger and his resolute cowboy act without much significant rebuttal. Why didn't Kerry make more of the anemic jobs report released that very day? Why did he let Bush get off scott free not admitting a mistake he's made during his presidency. Why did he have to muddle his way through an answer on abortion of all things -- be pro-choice and proud, he's in the majority.

My worry is that as long as Bush performs at this level in the next debate, people will be relieved at the very least, impressed at best: pretty much a win win. But Kerry needs to exceed expectaions as he did in the first debate once again to really put Bush away.

Don't get cautious now, Senator. It's closing time.

3 Comments:

Blogger South Yarra Steve said...

HI - I have got to give it to you americans - you are all so politically active! It is amazing! Keep happy Cheers Steve

8:08 PM  
Blogger Elin said...

"How can I be sure that my tax dollar doesn't go to pay for abortions?"
How did that question even make it to the debate? Someone should have explained to that idiotic person just HOW taxes work. Basically we all pay for a bunch of stuff we are not fond of- such as prison meals even for the most dangerous rapists, politician's wages and ugly police uniforms. People who cannot comprehend this most basic of principals are not fit to govern themselves.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Elin said...

Um...yeah not principals, but, rather principles.

2:12 PM  

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