# News What's your comment on the debate between Bush and Kerry?

1. Sep 30, 2004

### Saint

http://www.democrats.org/debates/update.html [Broken]

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2. Sep 30, 2004

### wasteofo2

The debates won't be broadcast until 9:00 Eastern time, another 25 or so minutes.

3. Sep 30, 2004

### megashawn

keep me updated, I'm stuck at work!!

4. Sep 30, 2004

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
Just started.

Upon Kat suggestion, I'm following the Iowa Electronic Markets

Just before start : (8:55pm)

Bush = $0.682 Kerry =$0.338

5. Sep 30, 2004

### megashawn

Whats with the dollar amounts?

And I've been waiting for the chance to tell you I love your quote.

6. Sep 30, 2004

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
http://128.255.244.60/quotes/78.html

Kerry had a great chance with "How did Bush mislead the people about the War ?", but he blew it by not going into any details, or dropping any serious explosives. Instead he went over the same old drill again.

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7. Sep 30, 2004

### graphic7

So far, most of Bush's responses have not been very impressive. I don't know - it's just how he talks I suppose. Kerry, on the other hand, has been very presentable throughout the debate, so far.

8. Sep 30, 2004

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Bush: Pure comedy I'd say. I knew I could count on him.

My favorite so far is that he will defeat terror because "he thinks about it every day". :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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9. Sep 30, 2004

### bjon-07

Bush is getting his a@# kicked

10. Sep 30, 2004

### bjon-07

This has to be one of the funnest things I have ever heard.

11. Sep 30, 2004

### graphic7

I've heard some many "uh's" and "er's" from Bush, it's hilliarious. Kerry has been very quick and responsive.

12. Sep 30, 2004

### phatmonky

from the website:
those are some seriously objective reasons right there

13. Sep 30, 2004

### motai

This debate doesn't seem like a debate to me. They aren't asking eachother questions. No point-counterpoint style debating.

Lots of valence statement (a suprising amount of them from both Kerry and Bush). I already heard Kerry and Bush agree with eachother several times.

Lets see where this ends up...

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14. Sep 30, 2004

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
When it is said that Bush stays on message, apparently this means that he has five answers used for everything.

15. Sep 30, 2004

### phatmonky

He got his ass kicked in 2000. this election and debates are is his to lose. He just has to hang in there to still win.
Kerry has a lot of proving of himself to do.
Will be interesting to see how this is all perceived. A bad showing on the first debate will be a winner for Bush in the next 2.

Remember that you are 'misunderestimating' him.

16. Sep 30, 2004

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Oh, and Bush keeps telling us what hard work the presidency is. Maybe if he thinks it's such hard work, he should try some other profession. He keeps repeating the same crap over and over, even if it isn't relevant to the question.

I think Kerry is doing a pretty good job. He could have done a little better on a few questions, but he's getting his point across, speaking clearly, and not coming across cocky the way Bush is.

17. Sep 30, 2004

### kat

Gokul, where did you get this amt.? Did you take Dems less then 52% and Reps greater then 52% or?

Symbol Bid Ask Last Low High Average
DEM04_G52 0.089 0.099 0.090 0.088 0.125 0.100
DEM04_L52 0.225 0.232 0.220 0.209 0.266 0.235
REP04_L52 0.194 0.195 0.195 0.192 0.228 0.203
REP04_G52 0.470 0.479 0.480 0.415 0.507 0.480

18. Sep 30, 2004

### bjon-07

I have not laughed this hard in a long time......mabye I should not be listening to this in the libary. People are starting to look at me funny.

19. Sep 30, 2004

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
These debates aren't meant to be them asking each other questions, it's the job of the moderator to ask the questions and them each to take turns answering them or responding to the others comments (think of it more like lawyers in court each presenting their case and arguments, not asking each other questions).

20. Sep 30, 2004

### kat

I just wish Kerry would stop flicking his tongue in and out of his mouth. It's kinda icky.