Tuesday, October 05, 2004
I don't think there are any clear winners here, and my guess would be that by the end of the third debate between Bush and Kerry, this one will matter less and less. They both got in good jabs, though clearly Cheney's were nastier. I'll be curious to see how voters interpret this...will they think DC was too nasty and didn't connect emotionally with viewers? Or will they think he was more in command of the issues than Edwards? I liked Gwen Ifill a lot, especially her question on the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic. It is unacceptable that two candidates to be Vice President are so uninformed about this issue impacting Americans, and particularly African Americans. Okay, but my real question is this: did Dems really think seating Pat Leahy in the front row would somehow rattle DC?