Friday, October 08, 2004


Boy. Where to start? Did Bush actually say anything? He did yell a lot. He talked over the moderator, and often jumped up and began talking before Kerry could even finish or the (weak) moderator could cut him off. He appeared angry at times, out of touch at times, and even forgot he was debating Senator Kerry, refering to Senator Kennedy's voting record.

He proposed hydrogen vehicles?
He yelled like the stereotypical tourist in Europe on spring break.
He slammed "those people" on the "Internets."
And just like Cheney, he just plain lied with a straight face. He does have ownership in a timber company. He just convieniently forgot.

Bush was better than the last debate, but Kerry did better. He had commands of the facts, had answers and new solutions to problems, and had real plans to answer. He was thoughtful, poised and in control. Bush was argumentative, condescending, and dismissive. Saying the same things over and over, louder and louder, don't make them right.

This one is going to fall on partisan lines. If you believed Bush before, you believe him now. But just remember: there were no WMD's, the MediCare bill cost $520B not $400B, 89% of the tax cuts go to the top 1% not the middle class, and the 9-11 Commission, a Department of Homeland Security and nation building were all considered ideas to fight.

Who are you going to believe?

According to ABC News "instant" poll taken after the debate, Kerry wins:
Kerry: 44,
Bush: 41
Tie: 13