Thursday, September 30, 2004

First debate: not much news

The first presidential debate is over, and what have we learned?

That George W. Bush is not the most articulate guy in the world, but his views are strongly held. Big surprise.

That John Kerry is more articulate, but his views (if he truly has any) are so nuanced as to be practically indistinguishable from ignorance and inaction. He confirmed the suspicion of many that a Kerry foreign policy will be conducted at the permission of the UN. If the Bush folks are smart, they will replay until election day Kerry's line about a "global test" for preemption coupled with headlines on the UN Oil for Palaces scandal.