posted on Oct, 8 2004 @ 10:04 PM
I must give Bush kudos for a performance that is far above the previous. I was pleased to see his eagerness to defend his position, at the same time
recognizing that much like some in here, that eagerness sometimes manifests itself in personal attack and not at addressing the issue at hand. All in
all, I thought he was as commendable as he could be and I believe he blew it again on his response to what three mistakes he has made. Reading between
the lines, I take his answer to mean those republicans who have currently now towed the party line. His one chance was tonight, to say; ladies and
gentlemen, I recognize that some things could have been done differently, and from now on they will be, but he took the infallible road again.
I watched Kerry give a speech yesterday and for the first time thought he appeared confident and presidential. Tonight he came across as even more so.
The debate was very good in that a real debate existed this evening, each man eager to counter the other. Bush however seemed sheepish on several
occasions when Kerry struck a nerve, while Kerry exuded confidence. Bush lost his composure somewhat on question 6, which plays against him as he
appeared almost feral.
Frankly, both men surprised me in how they dealt with the audience. Kerry never missed a beat in addressing the questioner by name, Bush forgot to do
that by the 3rd question. Kerry however insulted the audience at one point with regard their income brackets, I suppose that will come back to haunt
I actually rated every response this debate, based not on whether the answers appealed to me, but whether they answered the question adequately, and
in that regard. Kerry was far ahead. If anyone still claims to not know what Kerry’s plan are then I can only state it is because they do not want to
[edit on 10/8/04 by SomewhereinBetween]