University of Miami Debatability

I really enjoyed the debate a lot more than I thought I would.

Overall, I give Kerry the win, and I think folks are underestimating how much this can affect the election. In my opinion, there's a good reason the President has a difficult time defending himself when people ask him straight questions: a lot of the current administration's policy is indefensible.

Also, I don't understand why everyone is always talking about how we "can't trust Kerry." Being in a pretty pro-republican environment these days, I hear all of the latest Drudgery.

I guess I'm just amazed at how well the conservative spin machine works. I understood when conservatives called Clinton "Slick Willy." He was the quintessential politician. (I say that, and I thought he was a great president.) But I think the notion that Kerry is slick is just elephant-speak for "he's sneaky because he won't do what our agenda says he should do." Kerry is slick in the same way Bush is retarded. Which is to say not at all.

Back to the debate. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of actual content discussed. At first I was angry that the audience wouldn't be allowed to make any noise at all, but the result of that strange rule was clear: this was a lot less pep rally and a lot more conversation about the issues.

Also, just being supremely interested in the political process these days, I've been searching for some good moment-by-moment commentary, and I found something that may actually be as funny and interesting as The Daily Show, but in blog format. Enjoy!

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