October 1, 2004

A Draw, But...

I think it will be seen as pretty much a draw, but when it came to being resolute and making me feel like this guy knows what it takes to protect me and my family, the President won, IMHO. Sure, Kerry speaks well, but I'm looking for a President, not an MC.

I don't know how Bush's evident annoyance at Kerry will play for the average Jane, but I saw it as a man who knows what's important and has to stand there and listen to Kerry prattle on, acting like a smug prima donna. So I thought the annoyance was just fine -- it was normal and human.

Some people have commented on how tired the President looked. I noticed it too. But I said to Nin that of course he looks tired! The Presidency takes a toll anyway, being a President in a war doubly so. I saw a man who has put body and soul into his duty to us as President. It just made me more certain that he is the man for the job now, and for the next four years.

Posted by Ithildin at October 1, 2004 9:24 AM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

I believe he looked tired because earlier that day he was down in Florida touring the wreckage. I read somewhere (can't find it now) that Kerry spent the day at a spa.

Posted by: Brass at October 1, 2004 10:24 AM

Brass, the debate WAS "down [here] in Florida", at the University of Miami. The hurricanes have put Kerry at a real disadvantage: Bush can be semi-apolitical and still tour the state as President rather than candidate.

Posted by: Dave J at October 1, 2004 11:04 AM

I'm blaming Rove for the hurricanes.

Posted by: Brass at October 1, 2004 12:16 PM

I couldn't agree with you more! Kerry is slick, but I don't want slick, empty promise flip flopper running our country.

Posted by: Lori at October 1, 2004 12:17 PM

I agree with you ith. A draw.

Posted by: bleedingbrain at October 1, 2004 1:38 PM

The Commissar has some interesting stats from the Gallup pole up at his site.

Posted by: Brass at October 1, 2004 2:06 PM