Thursday, September 30, 2004

Debate #1

Well, I'd have to say that it was a draw. Both made good points and both missed oppurtunities. Well, I'd give the President 55% to Kerrys 45%.

Kerry did well in showing some of the weak points of the Bush Administration and Bush did a good job in hitting on Kerry's inconsistancies.

Nothing new came out of this debate which, hurt Kerry more than Bush. He could have taken much more advantage of some of the questions and failed to. Kerry should have used this oppurtunity to push more of his platform, which is what a debate is for, but, he didn't. He used the same pat lines he's used for the last few months. He could have attacked more, which would have done him some good, he didn't.

Both men came off good but I have to give the advantage to Kerry on this, he seemed much more comfortable.

The one thing that really stood out in my mind was on the Kyoto Protocol. Kerry basically blamed Bush for not signing it. Um, Senator Kerry, did you forget that you voted against them yourself?

I have to say, if you were undecided before the debate, you probably still are.

The transcript of the debate can be found here.