I watched the debates last night and was impressed at the quality of the event overall. I thought Kerry was the clear winner of the debate, and the polls seem to be bearing that out. Bush did not seem to be as well-prepared as Kerry, pausing for several seconds a few times when faced with what apparently were questions he didn’t expect.
Bush also kept repeating a couple points over and over again, even when they had no relevance to the question he was being asked. His claim that Kerry was sending mixed messages to troops and world leaders was a weak argument in the first place, but it was even more lame every time he came back to it. I guess he couldn’t remember any of his other talking points.
The next debate is here in St. Louis. I will be working from home that day. There is no way I’m going to campus and deal with that circus.