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Posted on 10/05/2004 7:38:10 PM PDT by Howlin
After-debate discussion here!
Have I told you how much I admire Rumsfeld? ;^)
What does Halliburton charge for gas over there? $2.25? Sounds like a good deal to me considering its a war zone.
ABC poll....a real poll.....not an online one.....shows a HUGE Cheney victory...
Call Gwen Ifill and think her for her good questions of both sides. She neither gave Cheney nor Edwards a pass on the tough questions and did not give either side the majority of the tough questions.
In short, she did what she should do.
Write her thanks here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/letters.html
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WE SHOULD SEND THE VICE PRESIDENT
A CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE
I agree. I said back in 2000 that Cheney and Lieberman should be the ones running for President instead of Bush and Gore. (don't get me wrong, I like Bush but Cheney is a much better communicator.)
"Please explain the "Senator Gone" thing. (I had to work during most of the debate.)"
Cheney referenced this as a name that the Breck Girl's local paper had begun referring to him by because of his lack of attendance as a Senator.
Agreed. That was vile of Edwards to do.
Well, if this was the early 1960's...see post 417 (I think...trying to follow too much)...
Edwards' dad COULD have conceivably taken math classes on television.
I suggest you find it online as soon as possible and watch it. It is fabulous.
I would say c-span.org should have it.
No! I expected that because Freepers themselves call President Cheney an 'attack dog'. There is nothing wrong with that. I actually LIKE attack dogs - once they are on MY side, but they don't always translate for the undecided. I think VP Cheney was very measured.
He sounds like Black Adder's Baldrick. "I have a cunning plan. So cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel."
My opinion ... FWIW ... Cheney was a class act. Even when I personally would have walked over and taken Breck girls head off for talking about my daughter ... Cheney was class. Edwierds on the other hand was the typical POS trial lawyer ...
Now that would have made for a drinking game. Referring to the college shot games they were to have tonight for the word "Halliburton".
"FOX calling debate dry."
What the heck were they watching. It was marvelous. BTW, is Leahy drunk?
In short, how can an old fashioned ass-whipping compare with the usual breathless FOX coverage?
Edwards should count his lucky stars that Cheney (not a lawyer) wasn't opposing him on all those big enriching cases that he (Edwards) won.
Actually the majority of the 5 million are now ensured by their new employers. The 5 million figure includes everyone who was out of work long enough to lose coverage. And... interestingly enough... almost all of them could have continued coverage under COBRA or HIPAA.
On a general topic...
In tonight's debate the split screen would have been to Edwards detriment and it's interesting that the networks chose tonight to go without it. CSPAN used the split, and throughout most of Cheney's comments you could see Edwards mugging and posturing in a way that showed him for the arrogant jerk that he is. Sometimes public perception turns on the smallest thing like Gore's 'stalking' moment and Bush staring him down. Edward's mugging had the potential to be just that sort of moment. Anyone who saw that split screen tonight would have a hard time liking him. Sadly, only CSPAN's viewers saw it.
IMO She did a terrible job. The selection of questions, the wording, and her few follow-ups showed her bias. I found her question to Cheney about gay marriage to be reprehensible. There was no need to personalize. It was asked so that she could point to differences between the President and Cheney. Where was there a similar question for Edwards showing his differences with Kerry? Cheney won despite the fact that it was two against one.
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