October 06, 2004

The Veep Match-up

Those who hated my take on the first Bush-Kerry debate might like my newest AmSpec column, on the Edwards-Cheney showdown. And vice versa.

Posted by John Tabin at October 6, 2004 02:09 AM

Hi John,.

Once again, you have it right. I read Wlady on TAS and was very puzzled; he did not seem to watch the same debate I saw. I don`t see how anyone could claim Cheney KO`ed Edwards.

I disagree with you that Edwards won, however. I think Cheney won the debate by a close margin. I had expected Cheney to hand Edwards his lunch, but Cheney seemed to have the same problem Bush had; he was unable to swing the ax when Edwards had his head on the block. I suppose Cheney was trying to appear less mean, more cuddly. (Imagine a Dick Cheney teddy bear! We`ve already had a Bush action figure-why not!)

I agree wholeheartedly that this debate will not move any poll numbers in any meaningful way.

Posted by: Tim Birdnow at October 6, 2004 08:38 AM

I have to question what you were watchingb last night! Edwards was never able to answer any question asked him and then tried to answer on the subsequent question. He was always behind. Also seemed to be 'scripted' couldn't answer any question in this own words always went back to the plabook. I think you should stay on this planet when watching the next debates, maybe you will then be able to provide rational analysis.

Bob Tomkins
Van Wert, Ohio

Posted by: Bob Tomkins at October 6, 2004 06:10 PM

This Planet, of course, being Jupiter. I admit that the picture does come is staticy sometimes, but please, be more rational in your analysis!

Tob Bomkins,
Van Wert Hemisphere, Ohio Quadrant

Posted by: Bob Tomkins at October 7, 2004 01:49 PM