Archive for September, 2004

 

How’d I Miss This???

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

What happens when your blog is down for a few days?

Babies are born!!!

Congrats Jay and Deb! I think this is the first blog baby born, in so far as the parents met via blogging.

So Happy Birthday Sadie! Hopefully this blog will still be around when you’re old enough to read.

 
 

Debate 24 – Closing Statements

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Kerry: I defended this country as a young man, and will defend it as President. Amazing he should rely on that line again.

I have a plan to win the war. Again, what is it?

I believe America’s best day’s are ahead of us (like Reagan), because the future belongs to freedom, not fear.

Bush: If America shows uncertainty and weakness, the world will drift toward tragedy.

Reiterates all-volunteer army (it’s awful how rumors like that need to be addresses by the President)

Will build alliances without ceding our decision making ability.

Free Iraq and Afghanistan will serve as an example for those who live under tyranny.

 
 

Debate 23

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Kerry clarification: We can have bi-lateral talks while China maintains pressure.

Interesting position.

 
 

Debate 22

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Korea again:

Kerry: I want bi-lateral talks.

Bush: We need China’s leverage on NK.

You be the judge.

 
 

Debate 21

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Kerry: Nuclear non-proliferation must include The United States!!!

He said that it’s a mixed message for us to research new nuclear weapons while we tell other countries that they can’t have them. That’s moral equivalency on the highest order. We have nothing to fear from free countries having nuclear weapons. And indeed, when Bush took office, he lifted the sanctions against India (and Pakistan) for their nuclear tests.

But we have every right, indeed a moral imperative to stop bloody dictatorships and theocracies from obtaining nuclear weapons. The fact that Kerry can’t see that is utterly appalling.

 
 

Debate 20

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

“I know how this world works.”
-Bush

Funny. As opposed to which other world?

I’m convionced that Bush is a better speaker (as in delivering prepared speeches) and Kerry is a better debater. If kerry only had some substance behind him, particularly a consistent message, he’d beat Bush easily in the debate. Unfortunately, one can’t help watch Kerry without being struck by his consistent inconsistency. It’s appalling, and he keeps it up all the while proclaiming “I’ve been consistent!”

Unreal, all around.

 
 

Debate 19

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

They debated North Korea for some time, to no effect. Just not enough time to even scratch the surface on it.

Question about Darfur: kerry wants to give “logistical support”, not just humantarian aid.

Bush agrees that it’s genocide. I hope they don’t outdo each other on this. Sudan just isn’t in our interests and is a burden we can’t afford to take on while Iran pursues nukes.

BTW, Matt Dole is blogging the debate as well. Check it out.

 
 

Debate 18

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Bush is trying to make the case regarding not joining the International Criminal Court. if only he could articulate his reasons. I mean, man, I agree with him on that. And I can’t stand listening to him on the subject.

Really, how is it possible that bush could be so poorly prepared? Someone needs a good ass kicking over this performance.

 
 

Debate 17

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Kerry: While we were in Iraq, Iran moved towards nuclear weapons, and the world is more dangerous.

He’s right on that point. Unfortunately, he’s such a dove, it’s just not credible that he’d do anything about it as commander in chief.

WOW!!!! Cuban Missile Crisis!!! Escalation!!!!! this is EXACTLY what I was talking about! It’s all about the message. This topic is worth further discussion at a later point. But it’s vital to understanding the debate as it’s occurring between these two men.

 
 

Debate 16

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Bush criticizes Kerry’s campaign for saying that Allawi is a puppet.

ouch.

Kerry criticizes Bush for not securing borders adequately in Iraq.

Bush responds by saying that the fact that militants are pouring across the border is proff that Iraq is central to the war on terror.