Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Last Night's DebateThe headlines are calling it a draw, and that's how I saw it too. Apparently both sides told half-truths and distorted truths. Cheney looked incredibly composed and relaxed albeit hangdog and stodgy. Next to him Edwards looked a little flighty. Also, Edwards eyes were doing weird things. It's possible the bright lights were bothering him but it looked wierd. (I'm seeing this through the eyes of people to whom these things matter.) My theory is that Cheney had smoked a dube and that Edwards is on Belladonna. The only thing that got my blood boiling was Edwards' equivocation on the gay marriage issue. He brings up Cheney's gay daughter (Hello? Who cares?) and then says he and Kerry believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman BUT that gay people should be treated with respect blah blah blah. The moderator (I forget her name) asked the germane question: "Aren't you trying to have it both ways?" Edwards' answer: "Blah blah blah (yes) blah blah blah." Come on guys. Show some spine!