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Subject: 3000 anti-bush links
I was just directed to the following website. For anyone who doesn't already know about it, the site says it has links to more than 3,000 pro-Democracy anti-bush websites. And guess which link is listed as number one for daily news? BuzzFlash!
Subject: Over the line
As a loyal and regular reader, I was disappointed in your headline for the Iraqi car bombing - children's deaths link, suggesting it could have been planned by Bush. I think you went over the line here. It takes a lot for me to say that.
Subject: Fascinating Story
We as a nation wonder why more people don't vote. We wonder why the public has such misconceptions about if Iraq had any relationship to 9/11
and then we realize that a group of men with a clear axe to grind - many with clear partisan ties dating back to Nixon, can flat make ____ up about a candidate and get wall to wall media coverage - coverage that continues even after their lies, distortion, innuendo and smear is discredited by their own prior statements and a full Navy review of records and awards.
Bush can cover up bad news without challenge - as he is doing with USAID reports, the NIE, CIA reports - even getting away with saying the Taliban has been destroyed...
Yet a group of families of soldiers killed in Iraq can't get a moment of coverage from our media.
I request that the people involved in www.realvoice.org get AT LEAST the kind of attention to their story that the Swift Boat liars got for theirs.
I fear for America. Our democracy depends on the free exchange of information - that takes a free press and journalist willing to do their jobs. I'm seeing precious little of either.
Please prove me wrong.
Subject: Bush Wins -- Among Rich Listers
Thought you might be interested in this. Absolute proof the rich absolutely love their esteemed President.
Subject: CIA in Iraq's election ...
Hey Buzz -
Time magazine had a brief article in the current issue about the CIA's role in the upcoming Iraqi elections. In a nutshell, they're going to pour money into their candidate of choice, though they're " not necessarily" going to actually rig the elections.
I can't find the article on time.com (maybe I'm not searching right), but it would be an _excellent_ article to link to, for all those who believe this Democracy in Iraq crap. It's not a Democracy if your government is planning on rigging the elections (if necessary), now is it?
The info is probably elsewhere, you might be able to find a better article ... apparently, it comes from a leaked report, and Nancy Pelosi is the one who's really pissed about it (so this thing is not exactly secret).
Subject: Link to Hardball where Gov. Bill Owens says he'd rather have Saddam in jail than Osama
In case you want to use this. Saw this on Hardball the other night and hunted up the transcript.
Jason Q Malott
Subject: Our reaction to the debate
We just finished watching the Debate between Senator Kerry and President Bush and in both of our opinions, Kerry totally trumped Bush. He voiced appropriate and correct and telling criticism of Bush's poor handling of foreign policy and his black and white views of the world.
Kerry was composed, well informed, spoke to the point and was very effective. Bush seemed flustered and upset inarticulate and unable to respond effectively to Kerry's accusations.
Kerry obviously won and deserves to be elected. Thank you for listening.
Laura Sutta and Marvin Ishai, Oakland, CA
Subject: Clear Results in First Debate
September 30, 2004
In this first debate, John Kerry clearly showed that he is the wise choice as our next President when we vote on November 2nd.
President Bush seemed largely unprepared, as he countered several questions with stock responses of "I know what it is like to be Commander in Chief", or "It's hard work!".
And I do believe I saw several "My Pet Goat" moments, when the President seemed at a loss for words. Of course, this is quite understandable given that this Administration's wrong policy in Iraq is indefensible, as were his lame attempts to deflect criticism of those policies as being damaging to the troops.
I certainly hope that large numbers of undecided voters watched the debate tonight. I am more confident than ever in a Kerry Victory on November 2nd.
WOW!!!!! Kerry hit a home run!
I just thought the debates were wonderful and it was sooooooo good to listen to a person that has a brain in his head to get his message across!!
I only wish when Bush was stating that " He (kerry) gets the same information that I get and he sees them". I only wish Kerry would have said "Had I seen a PDB that said "Osama Bin Laden determined to strike inside the U.S."..... "I, (kerry) , would have tried to prevent an attack, instead of going on vacation." I wish Kerry had said that, but maybe in the next debate. All I heard from the shrub is the same shit over and over again!! What a Loser with no brains!
GO KERRY! IT'S A HOME RUN!!!!
A LOYAL BUZZ FAN FOREVER!!
Subject: John Kerry was Great!
In tonight's debate, John Kerry was great! He was strong, articulate, confident - the image of a great president! We were very impressed by his presentation, and his positions on such important issues. It seemed that all the President could do was endlessly repeat that tired old rhetoric about "Kerry changing his positions". We were surprised that the President seemed so nervous and frustrated.
Well done, Senator Kerry!
Subject: Kerry Wins Debate By Far!!!!
John Kerry has won tonight's debate by far. He had the best arguments and he was very clear. As an unsure voter I will vote for John Kerry. This debate showed that Kerry was very focused in his beliefs, something that had not been seen during the media with it's spin or with the spin on the Republican Party.
Subject: Kerry Made a Strong Impression
Tonight's debate made me feel more confident that Senator Kerry is prepared to lead our country into the right direction. Senator Kerry was very poised, answered questions clearly, and was able to bring up points (such as nuclear proliferation) that have been ignored for much of President Bush's tenure.
I believe that Senator Kerry performed best because he dissolved the general opinion that he could not connect with the American people. This debate was no doubt the first time that many people have heard Senator Kerry's message, and he delivered a great first impression. President Bush's strongest point, one that is not the major focus of our problems, was that you cannot send mixed messages to your troops or to the terrorists. I believe that is true; Senator Kerry is not sending mixed messages to them but is analyzing the situation and is willing to make adjustments when needed.
Senator Kerry's strongest point was that the War on Terror has not been handled properly, and our brave servicemen and women were brought into a situation that we were not prepared for. He illustrated how President Bush made numerous errors of judgement and was too arrogant to change his course of action.
Bravo, Senator Kerry. Thank you for bringing a strong and concise message to the American people.
Subject: Mexed Missages
I couldn't believe it when bush actually said something that I agree with. I want to go on record as being totally opposed to mexed missages. I believe it should be official government policy that there be zero tolerance for mexed missages. I think Senator Kerry will also agree that mexed missages are wrong for the country and the world. What an idiot...
Subject: Kerry Wins the Debate Tonight
Kerry was the clear winner tonight. He was poised, knowledgeable and outlined his points clearly. Bush acted liked he was king and shouldn't be questioned. He also brought out points about Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia that many Americans don't know or have forgotten. Bush seemed unprepared and his facial expressions while listening to Kerry looked like Alfred E. Newman!
Pam Gordon, Orchard Lake, MI
The obvious winner of tonight's debate was John Kerry. He appeared more presidential and more informed. Bush seemed disorganized and even a bit desperate.
Subject: Debate Thoughts
As a parent, I watched the debate concerned deeply about the future in which my children will grow up. Only one candidate, John Kerry, shared a clear vision for keeping us safe, winning the war in Iraq, and ridding the world of weapons of mass destruction. Kerry clearly won the debate and demonstrated that he has what it takes to be an effective President of the United States. George Bush seemed tired to me and acted like he didn’t want to be there. Some of his answers were whiny and repetitive –like he could only memorize a short script of comments that he kept repeating over, and over, and over, and over…
This debate was Kerry’s first big chance to stand toe to toe with W and show that he deserves to be in the White House –and there is no question he hit a home run.
Thanks for the chance to share my thoughts.
Dr. Jay Bernhardt
Subject: Kerry-Bush Debate-September 30, 2004
John Kerry proved he is a LEADER by discussing his plans for our country and discrediting President Bush’s claims that the world is stronger and safer under him.
George Bush proved that he is a CHEER-LEADER by talking about fantasies of what is really going on in this country and stating over and over again about the hard work he’s done. It’s not hard work to lie to us and get us in huge debt, alienating us from the rest of the world, ruining our environment, and making the middle class worse off and the rich richer. It’s not hard work for this sitting President when he’s had the most vacations of any POTUS.
Plus, he’s the “flip flop”. But his flip flops have stiletto heels that stab us in the back!
Send your twins to finish the job in Iraq, George! On the front lines! Then you’ll know the fear that we feel from four years of your administration.
DEBATE ONE - WINNER-JOHN KERRY!
AND IF HE’S ELECTED, WE’LL ALL BE WINNERS!
Subject: Kerry's Moment in the Sun
Tonight's presidential debate was one of the more enlightening appearances by either candidate. We as constituents got the unique opportunity to view a candid side of both Senator Kerry and President Bush, where their words and opinions came from the heart, not from the hands of their brilliant speech writers.
Kerry undoubtedly prevailed. While Kerry remained calm and eloquent, Bush seemed confused, flustered and arrogant. Bush's statement that he didn't feel he would lose this election shows that he has little or no faith in the power of the more liberal voters in this country. In addition, his repeated contentions that it is not alright to change your stance on an issue only told viewers that he is not a strong enough man to admit when he is wrong and make appropriate amends.
It frightens me that Bush attempted to shoot down Kerry's aim for bilateral talks in North Korea, saying that they will never work. Obviously, our previous actions haven't been successful - why not try a more amiable approach. After all, if our America continues to ignore the opinions of the rest of the world, we will never truly be safe - we will always be looking over our shoulder, wondering whether our former allies are now formidable enemies waiting to settle old scores. Bush is right in that we America shouldn't be participating in a popularity contest, yet the simple fact remains that Americans make up only a small part of this planet's inhabitants, and other opinions are just as important as ours.
Regardless of who you love, where you pray, and what tax bracket you are in, it would be hard to ignore the blatant prejudices our President has against foreigners and even citizens of our own country. We've seen the candidates' views on foreign policy, and Kerry was a shining star while Bush floundered helplessly in the sand. I'm certainly looking forward to the next debate on October 8th. Hopefully by then Mr. Bush will have a better grasp of the issues that are most pressing in the eyes of the American public.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: I concur with BF...
I'm freakin THRILLED-Kerry won hands down, articulate factual, presidential, bright and on and on...the Weasel looked like a kid who was just ass whipped by his mother- he better load up on some more Xanax for the next debate-kind of looked groggy tonight with the sips of water to alleviate the dry drugged mouth !!!!!!
Subject: Tonight's Debate
Senator Kerry blew away Mr. Bush in tonight’s debate. What a difference seeing the men side by side.
Kerry showed he had the “Right Stuff”—as a man well-versed in the issues and challenges we face and able to lead this country to victory in Iraq and to a stronger America here at home.
The clear choice is between Hope and Fear. President Bush can do nothing but try to make Americans fearful. Senator Kerry offers us a vision of hope and better days ahead for America. Let’s hope Americans choose Hope.
I watched the entire presidential debate this evening and felt that John Kerry clearly won and demonstrated why he is the best choice for president. I was very impressed with his composure, his clear articulation of points, his clarity of where he stands on issues. All Bush could say about the war in Iraq is that it’s “hard work”and we need to “stay on the offensive”.. I liked how Kerry contrasted the money spent to take out Saddam Hussein vs. Osama Bin Laden (10x as much), he caught Bush when he said “the enemy that attacked us”when referencing Saddam. Kerry also stressed the fallacy of the US “outsourcing”the pursuit of Bin Laden to warlords as opposed to our crack troops. Kerry also stressed that the future belongs to freedom not to fear. Fear has been the main pillar of the Republican platform. Keep the people afraid.
Finally I liked the quote Kerry gave from Bush Sr’s book –very powerful contradiction to what his son has done.
Subject: A Decisive Victory for Kerry
Kerry was truly presidential tonight! He was clear and consistent on Iraq, and Bush looked utterly foolish clinging to his patently unreasonable claim that Kerry is inconsistent. In fact, tonight, Bush is the only one who appeared to be flip-flopping tonight! Bush changed his position during the debate itself, and, as a result, he came off looking ridiculous.
What a victory for Kerry! Especially given the importance of this debate for the Bush campaign. Bush had hoped for a decisive victory tonight because he perceives the war on terror as his strong point, but he failed. It will be an upward battle for Bush to come back in the next two debates while talking about his weak points (health care, education, etc.).
Kerry is certainly on a march for the White House, and he proved himself tonight to be worthy of the presidency.
Subject: The "Debate"
Caught the debate...loved Bush's deer-in-the-headlights look throughout...but, someone who hears sworn testimony regularly (such as yours truly) learns to read body language...and be a student thereof...Bushie's extensive eye-blinking when answering questions was so distracting that I felt embarrassed for him.
People who study body language, and who are much smarter than I, have indicated the excessive blinking can mean several things: that the person is under great stress, is speaking on television, is about to make romantic overtures, or is lying...
I'd bet on three out of the four, with heavy emphasis on the fourth...
Donna J. Wade
Subject: Kerry clearly was the winner in tonight's debate
After listening to the entire 90 minute debate, I felt I really got to know John Kerry, and he clearly appeared more Presidential than President Bush (slumped over the podium.)
President Bush seemed dazed and confused. He’d ask for an additional 30 seconds and then he didn’t have anything to say other than it was a lot of “hard work”(i.e. eleven times, but who’s counting?)
John Kerry was clearly the winner in this debate....and came to offer alternatives for the American people looking for strong leadership coupled with competency and smarts.
Donna L. Cohen
You are right on the mark about the debates. I though Kerry did a wonderful job. Bush looked as if he was a shrinking flower. As far as saying the talking points over and over and over again-I'm not sure it worked for Bush. He seem to say the "flip-flop" thing and "wrong war, wrong time, wrong place" too many times. Notice it was when he didn't know what to say. I think it made him look week and afraid.
Bush still has a problem of not answering the question that is given to him. When asked about bringing the troops home, he resorted to football talk. Kerry nailed him by bringing up what Poppy said about going into Baghdad. Throwing daddy into your face-how funny.
Keep up the good work. Love your web site.
Subject: Tonight's Debate
I thought the first debate was very telling. Senator Kerry spelled out his differences with President Bush clearly and offered his plans for change. He also made it clear that his opinion has not changed--he voted for the resolution to approve the use of force to use as leverage, never thinking that Mr. Bush would misuse it in a rush to war.
Mr. Bush's did not describe any plans for a second term. Rather than answer most questions directly, he replied with easy-to-memorize sound bites, most of them trying to reinforce the disinformation flooding out of the administration.
For our sake and our children's sake, I hope most people saw the strong leader I did and elect John Kerry.
Ken Dobson, M.D.
I just finished watching the debates. As a previous Bush Supporter I now believe the President does not understand the world. John Kerry appears to have a better grasp of the issues, he has plans for those issues and I think he can be trusted.
Subject: What's to Debate?
The debate, such as it was, turned out to be very instructive and revealing, and while I'm not a big fan of putting style above substance, I have to say that although he managed to stay more or less "on message", President Bush's bizarre tics and fidgets and stammers certainly conveyed the impression he was lost and out of his depth.
Senator John Kerry was rested and ready, respectful, articulate, disciplined and armed with the facts while President Bush had ... certainty?
Voters are serious now. It's time to send a man to take over that boy's job.
" Strong and wrong" is bad for America.
America and the world deserve "bright and right."
Subject: The Debate in a Few Words
I admit I was for Kerry before the debate so I don't claim to be unbiased. But I think it's hard to argue with this summary:
I think Kerry answered any undecided voters who weren't sure if they could be confident in Kerry.
Subject: My letter to the press about the debate
Here is the letter I am sending to the national media expressing my opinion about the first debate between Kerry and Bush. I kept it short and to the point, and I urge everyone to blanket the media with positive opinions about Kerry's "performance."
"The result of the presidential debate was that John Kerry demonstrated the sort of clear-headed thinking and command of the issues we need going forward to repair the numerous documented national security failures of the Bush administration. George W. Bush held true to the few talking points he and his followers seem to have memorized: "stay the course"; "Saddam was a threat"; "my opponent is indecisive." Unfortunately for our country, steadfastness in sticking to these meaningless slogans will not repair the real damage done by this president to America's prestige and reputation throughout the world. The evidence is clear, and the jury is in: America needs a change for the better, and John Kerry offers that change."
Subject: Presidential Debate
In tonight's debate even the Soccer Moms and NASCAR Dads could see that John Kerry was the presidential one.
Subject: John Kerry won the debate and my vote!
I wasn't sure before the debate if Kerry could lead this country but now I truly believe he will make a great President. He will be a strong leader who will demand and know the facts before acting. I am so glad he said he will hunt down and kill the terrorists. He'll make us safer not weaker. I think only Kerry can clean up this mess in Iraq.
Subject: Presidential Debates
If after tonight the American public re-elects President Bush, then we deserve to be in this mess along with him. Tonight we saw Mr. Kerry clearly state his position, we saw how he plans to get us out of this mess in Iraq, we saw a man who will once again restore our position in the eyes of the world.
Please America, wake up!
Al T. Moreno
I could hardly believe it when President Bush said he invaded Iraq because "the enemy attacked us." Iraq didn't attack us, Osama bin Laden did - and George W. Bush gave the terrorist leader exactly what he wanted. Bin Laden, who is still at large, is now able to use the war in Iraq to recruit thousands of new terrorists for future suicide missions against America. George Bush's war has aided the terrorists who attacked us, not harmed them. Bin Laden must be very pleased with George W. Bush.
Subject: Presidential Debate
I just finished watching the entire Presidential Debate. I must say that President Bush seemed kind of lost. He seldom directly answered the questions from Jim Lehrer or John Kerry. When pressed for details about his plans for protecting America and winning the War on Terror and the War in Iraq, he gave no plan at all. Just more empty rhetoric and 30 second soundbites. George Bush doesn't seem to be facing reality when he talks about the conditions in Iraq. The facts remain that we are losing more American soldiers lives as each month goes by. But Bush acts like we are winning and Democracy is flourishing there. He seems to have a problem facing the reality of the situation.
John Kerry seemed much better informed on world affairs. He spoke in detail about our problems around the world. Whereas President Bush only spoke rhetorically about the problems in today's world. I got the feeling that President Bush didn't fully understand some of the issues we are faced with. Sometimes I felt like I was listening to a college kid giving an oral on a subject he didn't do his homework on.
In the closing statements, John Kerry came out with a positive message for America being a respected leader in the world once again. While President Bush played on the fear factor and gave the same old doom and gloom message that he and Vice President Cheney have been pushing for the last few months.
John Kerry seemed very Presidential. He spoke clearly. He delivered his message very loud and clear. He answered the questions directly and didn't speak in rhetorical soundbites. I feel, after watching this debate, that I understand much better who John Kerry is. I feel after seeing him tonight, that he would make a strong, intelligent, fair leader for our country. I like what I saw tonight. I have no doubts that John Kerry will make a great President.
Anthony L. Sarver
Subject: Tonight's Debate
I just wanted to share my thoughts of tonight's debate with you. I came into the evening being a small business owner leaning toward Bush but he kept repeating himself over and over again, and Kerry had new views on every subject. Bush kept saying that Kerry said this was the wrong war at the wrong time, and maybe it is, but Kerry didn't say anything other than he's a veteran who supports our troops. And for as many times as Bush said this was a hard job, I couldn't help but think that if he showed up for work more and vacationed at his ranch less, maybe this wouldn't be so hard for him. After all, he's had four years of on-the-job training... how long does it take to learn how to do the job so it's not so hard for him?
After seeing the debate, I think I'll be voting for Kerry.
I thought you might want to know what people think outside of what the professionals tell you.
Thanks so much,
Subject: Kerry Won This Debate -- Hands Down
Dear M. BuzzFlash,
I’m embarrassed to have George W. Bush as our President. Not since Admiral Stockdale have I feared for the safety of the United States upon seeing a Presidential or Vice Presidential debate. The man cannot form a complete sentence.
John Kerry, on the other hand, surprised me with his short, to the point answers. I’ve never been a John Kerry fan, but he sure came across as Presidential in this debate. I’d be proud to have John Kerry as my President. I have no more doubts about Senator Kerry.
This debate was an excellent opportunity to see the difference between these two candidates. One—GWB—cannot clearly articulate a thought, cannot think beyond his “core values”message. The other—JFK—is quick on his feet, intelligent, charismatic and able to respond to whatever question is thrown at him.
I’m voting for John Kerry.
Maria E. Wells
Subject: Baghdad Bush
Watching the debate tonight, I think Bush has lost his grip on reality. He keeps telling us that the situation in Iraq is improving, even as Americans are getting attacked more with each month. He pretends that other nations respect him, when he's actually managed to alienate most countries in the world. He seems to have forgotten all about Osama Bin Ladin.
He's just like the Iraqi information minister-- Baghdad Bob. No wonder people call him Baghdad Bush.
My name is Kristin Rein. My husband is a soldier in the Army Reserves and is currently serving in Northern Iraq.
Tonight, I saw John Kerry display his enormous skill in understanding complex issues and boiling these issues down into simple, concise points: John Kerry has the leadership and strength to lead us to victory in Iraq.
John Kerry showed America tonight that he will be our next President and will lead America forward to a brighter, safer future.
George Bush led us recklessly into war in Iraq without a plan to win the peace and without the support of the majority of our allies. Now our soldiers are paying the price; over 1000 servicemembers have lost their lives in Iraq and our soldiers are bearing 90% of the casualties. We are also paying the unfortunate price back home--90% of the financial burden of this war is being paid by American taxpayers, to the tune of $200 billion.
George Bush record in Iraq is indefensible and tonight he failed to defend it. He looked petulant, defensive, tired and even bored. He spoke of understanding what our soldiers are going through in Iraq because he "sees it on t.v.". So he watches the war on television but fails to read his National Intelligence Estimates that warned of the likely chaos and insurgency before we ever went to war? He claims to empathize with the troops because he sees their suffering on t.v., yet he fails to admit there is a problem and cannot articulate a clear plan to win the peace.
I expect more from my President and our soldiers deserve more from their Commander-in-Chief. I expect an intelligent, articulate leader who can move us forward to victory in Iraq and put more resources into the war on Al-Qaeda and other terrorists.
John Kerry is the best leader for America and the best Commander-in-Chief to lead our troops to victory.
Subject: Bush is like a deer in the headlights
John Kerry kicked Bush's butt in this 1st debate. Kerry was calm, articulate and completely statesmanlike. Bush was on the defensive, couldn't stand up straight and kept saying uhm, ugh, lots of dead air and eye rolling. He was like a little girl. He rarely answered the questions asked and seemed to be completely in the dark when Kerry mentioned other leaders, historical events and even actions taken by Bush Sr. It was as though GB Jr. didn't even know anything about his own father's political career and policies. Bush is completely incapable of being President of the United States and has proven that over the past 4 years. He kept repeating the same buzz phrases..."this is hard work". Okay already, we know it's hard work, find another token phrase you moron. Bush is a loser, Kerry is a winner!!!!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Bush/hunt down terrorists
Bush says one of the hardest things he has to do is to do the best I can to provide comfort to the loved ones of people who die in war.
When was the last time he attended a funeral for someone who died in Iraq? Last I knew: never.
Subject: Wasn't Bush supposed to be likeable??!!
He looks like a robot, and keeps getting stuck on his answers. Reminds me of Windows just before it crashes.
Subject: Is that a ray of light I see?
John Kerry, what can I say? I’m impressed. Great debate.
He hadn’t sold me before that he could follow through and win this election. I wasn’t Pro-Kerry. I was Anti-Bush. I accepted his nomination begrudgingly. Anyone but Bush was my opinion.
The last person in the world I though would be converted to a Kerry supporter was me. Outstanding job keeping the ball in the other guys court. Not only that, for a second there, and it has been four years, I thought I saw an American president again. It was a nice feeling.
Granted, Bush couldn’t have had a worse night. The five second stare was more than disturbing. Did he look shorter than usual? Hunched over, maybe?
Now it’s time for us all to start singing, and loudly. Bush supporters are going to flood the media with whatever message “global test”or “subways during GOP convention”they can find to ruin Kerry.
Sorry I’m late to the choir but here it goes…. “Kerry’s the man with a golden tan, George is the dude who just got screwed.”Take that drudge!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Kerry Won
Tonight the President said two things that show he is not fit for another four years in office.
I. "A lot of the Baathists and Saddam loyalists laid down their arms and disappeared. I thought they'd stay and fight."
This shows clearly that Bush hadn't thought through the consequences of an invasion. Early on, many experts warned that hostile Iraqis would melt into the population and force protracted, street-to-street battles. But Bush was short-sighted, and it's led to mistakes that have cost us dearly.
II. [Answering a question on Iraq] "...the enemy attacked us, and I have a responsibility to defend the American people."
By using phrases like "the enemy attacked us" while talking about Iraq, Bush tries to use 9-11 as justification for his mistaken war. Since he can't defend the Iraq war on its own merits, he must falsely connect it to 9-11.
Bush appeared testy, exasperated, nervous, and at a loss for words, while John Kerry was calm and presidential. John Kerry easily won this debate, both in style and substance.
What was wong with President Bush? He looked so angry. At one point I had thought he was getting red in the face, I was wondering if it was the camera but Senator Kerry didn't seem to change color.
I thought the President seemed very off tonight. He appeared to search for words. He is a very good debater so I was extremely disappointed in him.His messages seem to be getting old.He says Senator Kerry is a flip flopper but when I read his senate record I do not see that.
Senator Kerry came off as very Presidential, in fact he reminded me of President Lincoln. He made very good points about going off course on the war on terrorism. I haven't seen any inconsistencies in Senator Kerry's stance on Osama bin Laden, and 911, or Iraq and the 87 billion dollars. In my opinion I do not see anything wrong with stating the war was wrong as long as you have the facts to back it up and it appears Senator Kerry does.
Since all I hear on the news is Senator Kerry doesn't tell his plans, I decided to check it out. His plans seem very clear to me unlike President Bush who tells me where he stands. Where is that? The same place he did 4 years ago that he hasn't done?
I believe Senator Kerry did a great job. He was crisp and clear in his answers. He gave very good plans on securing our own nation. Because fighting the war over there does not keep the terrorists from coming here. We do have to keep ourselves safe as well as get rid of terrorists abroad.
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