I’ve avoided linking to dozens of blog discussions about the debate. I’m not sure how helpful they are, and they are easy enough to find if you are interested. I do want to link to Jay Nordlinger, however, because as I read his piece I was simply saying, “Yep, yep, and yep.” He thinks what I think—that had he come to the debate knowing nothing about either man, he would be voting for Kerry.
I still think Bush will win comfortably, because the debates do not exist in a vacuum, but I was disappointed with his showing in the first one. I hope he can get it together for the remaining two, because I think he’s a good man, and I hate to see a good man diminished. I’m expecting Cheney to win his debate on Tuesday. Maybe that will brighten my spirits.