Friday, October 01, 2004

Kerry -vs- Bush ....Round 1

Well the first round of debates have ended. First off I'd like to give KUDOS to President Bush on his performance. In the end he managed to stay steadfast and upbeat, which is really something considering he had just got brutally spanked in front of about 50 million viewers. I also send KUDOS to Kerry for a unexpectedly great performance. I was expecting him to be less personable and too analytical about the questions, thus leaving his response a bit long-winded and possibly confusing. On the contrary, he was very clear and concise in his responses. Round 1 goes to Kerry. If you don't believe me then just check out some of the right-wing blogs. Even they were a bit let down by the President's performance.

Bush managed to skirt as many questions a possible by spewing the same Neo-Con rhetoric that he's been doing for the past 4 years. Kerry on the other hand addressed the questions with confidence and clarity often leaving Bush a bit dumbfounded for a response, in which case Bush would start with his whole "The world is safer....We're winning the war on terror." tag lines that have been the primary substance of his campaign bid for re-election.

There are two more head-to-head battles between these two men and the upcoming debate between Cheney and Edwards. It'll be interesting to see what happens in these debates and I'm sure Cheney is going to have to do a lot of dancing around the Halliburton issues.

Current Score: Kerry = 1 ---- Bush = 0