Thursday, October 14, 2004

The third time's a charm

So, the debate. I worked tonight, so I actually caught the taped version, courtesy of MSNBC at 1:00am. And I was impressed with the way both candidates handled themselves tonight. They stuck to their guns, didn't make major mistakes, went after the other person's record, and ended on a high note. You can't ask for much more than that.

And it's hard for someone to say they don't know where the candidates stand after a debate like this. That's not to say that you'll find most people chomping at the bit to vote for one or the other. It just means that at last the American people can finally see the how starkly opposed the ideologies of these candidates are, even within the context of a faith based worldview. If you missed things, and didn't want to catch the "late show," BBC News has some great coverage of the race, including a recap of key quotes on important issues. It's a little odd that some of the best campaign coverage comes from England, but maybe that's the only way to be truly impartial.

It'll be interesting to see where the race goes in the next three weeks. And if I can feign excitement for that long. Only time will tell....

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