October 13, 2004

The Last Debate

from - smijer

I'm going to have to declare this a tentative win for George Bush. I'm still optimistic for the Democratic ticket however. For those watching the debate, Bush seemed sincere and genuine, where Kerry was ill-prepared and may have given an impression too consistent with the attacks against him coming from the Bush people. He left himself open to attacks on his lack of conviction and the charge that he is a "finger-in-the-wind" politician. I still have my own private doubts about the senator where it regards his status as a pandering politician, but I remain optimistic. Why do I support Kerry so strongly? Because I continue to support Kerry on the grounds that he is running against Bush, and it is crucial that we show the world that the American people repudiate the Bush Doctrine of unbridled agression against anyone we wish to attack. Why do I remain optimistic about his chances? Because I hope the debate sound-bite will be Bush's smarmy use of the phrase "one of those ex-ag-er-aations..." and the simple fact that he was calling Kerry a liar for bringing up Bush's very own, very real words from the time that he decided that bin Laden was less important than Hussein.

Where will it go from here? We will see. I hope for Kerry because I don't want the world to see the American people as supportive of the arrogant policies of the Bush administration in foreign policy. I will have more to say about why I support Kerry in the morning.

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Posted by smijer at October 13, 2004 10:55 PM
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