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And that's that. Through Bush's fumbling and nonsense with nearly every question or issue posed Kerry shined as a composed and impressive man who could easily lead our country out from under the fear-peddling Bushies toward a greater country at home and abroad. Aside from Bush referring to leaders of other countries as "these people" and how he tried to "love" some women who lost her husband in Iraq, I thought he did rather well... NOT. I honestly thought that, somehow, Bush's supposed Texas charm would prove a tough match for a more intellectual and thoughtful Kerry but it paled in comparison. Watching on ABC the split screen showing the two made Bush look as strange and silly as Ross Perot years ago. Aside from looks "W" had next to nothing to say of any consquence nor could he come up with any positions that Kerry didn't already bring up. I could just see Bush's policy writers having heart attacks when, all of a sudden, he decided to agree with Kerry that nuclear (not "nucular") weapons proliferation was his number one security concern. Funny, I thought he was going after shadows in the sand (e.g. oil) and spreading fear about ficticious threats that might occur if we all vote for the wrong person in this election. I guess when you leave Bush out on his own he can make his own decisions -- just as long as they still come from somebody else. It's nice that he doesn't descriminate when it comes to the sources of those ideas. It's also refreshing that he's still making up words. Tonight's was "trans-shipment". Cool.
I also found it fascinating that we finally got to see Bush by himself for probably the longest amount of time since he was elected. 90 minutes of a completely isolated Bush with no exit, no one to feed him lines, and no script to read off a teleprompter. It was extremely telling and, compared to Kerry, he was a studdering amateur. Fit to lead this country? Sure, if you're down with a freaky cross between the Mad magazine guy and Ross Perot at the helm.
Oh, and as a belated Birthday present to me, please vote. I don't care what side of the political fence you're on but the least you can do is head to a nearby polling place on Nov. 2 and practice a great little piece of our democracy. Anyone who votes, in my book, can then shout at me about what they think about any candidate. Until then, talk to the hand.
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