The Therapy Sessions
Monday, October 11, 2004
I watched the debate on Friday night (eeww...what a mistake).
My main question during the whole proceeding was to wonder how we - as a nation - got stuck having to choose between these two numbnuts.
In the blue corner, we have Senator Kerry, droning (in pointless soundbitten cliches) things that he absolutely must know are not true (France and Germany will help us! Social Security is fine! We can steal from the rich and give to the poor; Healthcare is a right! I'll cut the deficit, I have a plan....).
And in the red corner, you have Bush - who understands a lot of things that are true, provided that they've been explained to him at a sixth grade reading level or below. He struggled to explain the things he was supposed to have learned by now, stumbling over any word with more than two syllables.
Who won? I have no clue. I agreed with Bush most of time (when he actually had a point instead of a soundbite), and Kerry was almost all style (and unlikeable style at that), amorphous "plans" and attempts to buy voters (vote for me and I'll give you....).
It doesn't really matter who I thought won; the important thing is what America thought.
We will have to wait a few weeks to know that.