Tonight is Debate #2 of Bush vs. Kerry. This time it’s in St. Louis at Washington University, and the town-hall format should favor the President and disable Kerry’s master-debating skills. Since I’m not at work tonight I plan on watching this one…I’ll blog my reaction later. But this is only one big story happening:
AUSTRALIA VOTES: Australian blogger Mike Jericho writes about their election on Saturday. My friends, please PRAY FOR AUSTRALIA that their electorate will return Prime Minister John Howard to another term so he and his government (and the Australian People) can strengthen and preserve our friends Down Under in the War on Terror.
UPDATE: (2010 MST) I just got back from watching the debate at the Arizona Republican Party HQ. Numerous times Kerry said “I have a plan” but he NEVER spelled out what it is. Except of course for the “tax rollback” (read: tax INCREASE). Numerous times Kerry replied “I deeply respect your opinion, BUT (Ignore what I said before I said BUT) here what I really think.”
In his closing statement, Kerry called himself “an optimist” yet with every answer he had displayed just the opposite: pessimism, which is something we sure don’t need at his point in our history!
President Bush opened up on Kerry’s Senate voting record (or lack thereof when he didn’t bother to show up) and his lack of major accomplishments in 20 years. He also opened up on Kerry’s choice of Edwards as his running mate, clearly showing how the trial lawyers are bottling up progress in the Senate on critical legislation.
But the funniest line of the night clearly belonged to the President, when Kerry “revealed” that Bush owned (get this!) a lumber company: “Need some wood?” Obviously for a 2x4 to whack Kerry upside the head.
BUSH KICKED KERRY’S ASS!