October 13, 2004

Get Your Debate On III: The Destruction of Jared-Zyn

Well, this is it. Just under three weeks to go in the election, and we have come to the last Presidential Debate. This one, using the same stilted format as the one two weeks ago, is in Tempe, Arizona and covers domestic policy only.

Yeah, I know. I am all a-twitter about it too.

This is the last “event” of the campaign, and therefore the last time either candidate can try for any sort of large swing in momentum. It is funny, the conventional wisdom was that Bush has the advantage in foreign policy debates, and Kerry in domestic issue debates. The opposite has been true so far. Kerry dominated the first debate, and seemed to do better in the first half of the second, where the questions were on foreign policy. Bush, after flubbing the first debate, had his best moments the second half of the second. So who has the advantage now? Probably neither. This debate has a good chance of getting ugly quick. Bush will focus on Kerry’s Senate record, and attempt to paint him as an old tax and spend Massachusetts liberal. The Senator will counter with a lot about the current economy. Both will do there best to get shots in, regardless of whether they are true or not.

Posted by Frinklin at October 13, 2004 05:27 PM
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