Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry

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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#1
Posted: 9/8/04 at 11:22am
He's a little bitch.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#2
Posted: 9/8/04 at 11:23am
Wow. If Bush is so confident and a man who has such strong courage of convictions, why is he so afraid?

The emperor has no clothes, folks.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#3
Posted: 9/8/04 at 11:33am
Because he's an illiterate who can't even put two scripted words together let alone speak extemporaneously in a debate setting
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#4
Posted: 9/8/04 at 11:54am
I don't get why he won't do it. To me it looks like it would be to his advantage. Kerry is stiff as a board (to put it kindly), and Bush always benefits from the low expectations set for him. "Oh, look, honey! He almost strung together a whole sentence by himself! He much be much smarter than we thought!"

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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#5
Posted: 9/8/04 at 12:45pm
Plum's right. Bush's folks missed this one big time. The expectations on Kerry (since the race against Gov Weld and the primaries) are huge, and everyone expects the president to look like a dope. All Bush needed to do was show up and act nice (like Reagan did against Mondale) and people would say he won.

Now, it just looks like he's trying to get out of another tour of duty.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#6
Posted: 9/8/04 at 12:47pm
This Washington Post story makes it seems like poor W is not having a bad day. Awwwww

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/politics/administration/whbriefing/
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#7
Posted: 9/8/04 at 2:39pm
I LOVE how the one W wants out of is the one where the audience, that his people don't get to prescreen, is able to ask questions.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#8
Posted: 9/8/04 at 2:45pm
Because then he might say something stupid.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#9
Posted: 9/8/04 at 2:57pm
might??
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#10
Posted: 9/8/04 at 4:09pm
That was loaded with sarcasm, broadwayguy2. When *doesn't* that trained monkey say something stupid?
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#11
Posted: 9/8/04 at 6:44pm
Exactly--they can't keep out people who might ask something critical. They can't guarantee a crowd to start chanting "4 more years" over any criticism. Bush can't take the heat.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#12
Posted: 9/8/04 at 6:46pm
Bush, schmush.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#13
Posted: 9/8/04 at 6:46pm
bingo.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#14
Posted: 9/8/04 at 7:22pm
I'm really hoping the debates give Kerry a big boost. I don't see how it couldn't since Kerry is an intelligent man and well ... Bush ... isn't! Hopefully Kerry will try to be as animated as possible as to not bore everyone to death!
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#15
Posted: 9/8/04 at 7:30pm
The incumbent has less to gain from taking part in the debates. As you may recall, ex President Clinton bowed out of the third debate. Will Kerry actually flip flop during the live debate? Tune in.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#16
Posted: 9/8/04 at 7:34pm
ooh--good one! Are you going to wear flip flops on your hands and gaily chant, "flip flop! flip flop!"? That was super cool on the RNC!!
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#17
Posted: 9/8/04 at 7:40pm
I'm in the minority -- I think the debates will actually HElP Bush. He's not beloved for his intellect or way with words. He's got these startling numbers because he seems accessible, ordinary, and a phrase I loathe: a straight-shooter. He makes fun of his own errors, and I think even a gaff would be laughed off. No one expects him to be expert at anything -- merely "honest with the people."

He survives by hiding behind the illusion of (another freshly loaded word:) "resolve." That inflexibility, never changing your mind, never admitting a tacticcal error suggest strength. The debates will enforce this view of his "character: -- if he ends up babbling and blowing a spit bubble.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#18
Posted: 9/8/04 at 7:42pm
Bush is a girly man!
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#19
Posted: 9/8/04 at 8:11pm
Kerry will come off as Thurston Howell III. I hope he gets an opportunity to say "Gengus Khan" during the debates.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#20
Posted: 9/8/04 at 8:13pm
^ I always laugh when I hear him say "Jenjhis Kahn" on those commercials.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#21
Posted: 9/8/04 at 8:14pm
Auggie - you and plum seem to be on the same wavelength, and I'm afraid there's great merit to what you say.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#22
Posted: 9/8/04 at 8:23pm
I'd be afraid to debate Kerry if I were Bush. I mean, did you see what his wife did to that photographer that ticked her off? If Bush disses her hubby, Theresa will go ape sh&^ on him. He couldn't ever survive that attack.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#23
Posted: 9/8/04 at 8:24pm
Yeah, and that will make Theresa look SO much better.
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re: Bush Afraid to Debate Kerry#24
Posted: 9/8/04 at 8:27pm
Well, I'd vote for her before either of the men who happen to be running...
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