I got the pulsatin' rhythmical remedy (busychild424) wrote,
I got the pulsatin' rhythmical remedy
busychild424

Whoda thunk two months ago when I was fed the fuck up with politics, that I'd be avidly following the election campaigns and religiously watching the debates? Pretty cool. I do have jenniker and worldcomrade to thank for helping to get me interested.

Kerry:
  • Again he is poised, on point, for the most part he's addressing the questions and issues, and I like his answers.
  • I love how he's staring Bush down, looking dead at him while making his points. Nice.
  • (To Bush:) "We did something you don't know how to do! We balanced the budget." Nice.
  • "OG/BYN"... whoops.
  • Interesting... Kerry looks a little uncomfortable talking directly into the camera. (Not that you really need to be skilled at that to be a politician, unless you're running for Governator of California.)
Bush:
  • "Nukular."
  • "Internets."
  • "Bilateralations."
  • "BILATERALATIONS!!"
  • Holy crap. He just completely lost his temper and composure, broke debate protocol, and COMPLETELY railroaded Charles Gibson! Wow. Anyone watching this should choose to vote for Kerry based on that outburst alone. Wow.
  • Wouldn't you think that Bush's coaches and advisors would have talked to him enough about not seeming like such a pouting, whiny child? He sounds like a spoiled little bitch!
  • Again, sounds like he doesn't have enough content, and he's back to just repeating the same crap over and over.
  • Did he just say "Senator Kennedy"?
  • He did just say to the people "you might think that makes sense, I don't." Even if he's talking about something that's in the best interest of the people, isn't there a less patronizing way to say it?
  • I'm getting really tired of Bush's punk ass interrupting Charlie.
  • What the hell are "battlin' green eye shades"?
  • Ok, Bush finally addressed Kerry directly. Unfortunately nothing but hot air was coming out of his face.
  • "Let me incent you to go on the government." What?
  • Bush tried to quote the part of the Constitution that says "all men are created equal" and he COULDN'T REMEMBER IT. He said "The Constitution does not say that slavery is legal because of property rights. The Constitution says we're all... it just doesn't say that."
  • Ha, I love it. The final question was Bush being asked to name three mistakes he'd made and how he would rectify them. He absolutely CAN NOT admit to making a mistake. He wouldn't even admit to a small one. He just started defending the war in Iraq again. Not what he was asked, and not addressing the question.
  • Ha, Bush just said "haters". I'm amused.
I really really like Kerry's ideas about eliminating our dependency on foreign energy. Kerry just sounds like the future to me. He sounds like a man who hasn't completely lost sight of why he's a politician; he hasn't just gotten completely wrapped up in the politics of it. He seems to have a reasonably clear view of the fact that we as a society should strive for advancement, for evolution, for progress. I don't get a bad gut feeling about Kerry, either, which I'm desperately searching for. Bush sounds like he's blinded by political survival and like his views of the world are stuck in the past. I don't have to search deep in my gut to find a bad feeling about him. I honestly can't see how anyone can watch this debate, watch the differences between how these two men conduct themselves, and believe that Bush is the better candidate. Not unless they are lying to themselves.

Tandra makes a good point - no one mentioned gay marriage. Boo to Charlie Gibson for that.

No, I didn't have to tape it, and no, I didn't play the drinking game. Stay tuned for my take on the next Presidential debate on Wednesday.
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