posted on Oct, 1 2004 @ 02:46 AM
Tonight's debate was greatly anticipated, but in my opinion failed to live up to the hype.
Kerry seemed no stranger to the debate podium and was clear and exact about his points and appeared very well informed of Bush's political flaws. In
typical Democrat fashion Kerry promised many wonderful things, an end to the war, countries coming together to help solve the world's problems
Bush did not look good, but contrary to Kerry's beliefs, politics is not about big hair and a good tan. There is a lot of talk on this thread about
Bush's seconds of silence, I think the shots of him while Kerry is speaking are the most important silences. Bush appears visibly perturbed, often
greatly annoyed, and on more than one occasion couldn't wait to rebuke Kerry's condemnations. He seemed to me to be quite adamant in what he
believes. Bush seemed to be a bit slow because we've all heard where he stands on every topic so many times it's lost all it's meaning. I hope no
one expected Bush to suddenly change his stance, to now be against the war in Iraq, to suddenly be supporting same sex marriage.
Kerry on the other hand seems to have an endless reserve of new plans and ideas. *cough*flip flop*cough*
Bush did make one damning point over and over again that was never addressed by Kerry. How does Kerry propose to pay for all these promises, how does
he plan to get countries, who were against the war, to help us with rebuilding Iraq? Kerry was offering perfect answers to complicated problems.
Granted, Iraq is quickly becoming a big mistake, but if Kerry wins, it will be his mistake to handle. Viewed through Republican eyes, Kerry has no
plan, but Kerry feels he can win based on his years as a senator and his campaign reflects that. Senators don't need a plan, they just need pretty
words and good connections. However, to "fix Bush's errors" he's going to need one hell of a plan
I'd like to restate what was said before about the American people's stance on issues such as abortion. A vast majority of the American populous is
just like Bush, Kerry would know this if he ever came out of his upper crust collegiate bubble. Most of America is average Joes and Janes, they eat at
McDonalds, they watch sitcoms and their vacations do not usually constitute ski trips to the Alps. Their votes still count though. Those polls on
who won the election are skewed, statistics lie, the average viewer will either see the debates as boring or get the abridged version in their morning
paper. The only people who would watch the debate and actually formulate an opinion as to the outcome based off the technicalities of the debate
process are probably not your average American citizen. The point of this is, that Kerry may have won the debate, but the votes decide who becomes
president. Debate:Kerry Election: Bush