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Posted By: Carlin
11-Oct-00 - 11:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bush/Gore Round 2
Subject: RE: BS: Bush/Gore Round 2
I think the moderator of the veep debate was Bernard Shaw.

I thought the thing tonight was pretty pathetic. I am likely voting for Bush, but I think Gore was certainly more coherent at times. Bush let a couple of good opportunities slip....(for instance the Marshall Plan spiel....Bush should have pointed out that when the Army of Occupation in Japan was called away from their 'nation building' duties to go fight a war in Korea they got mauled pretty badly. The equipment and training required for occupation duties are corrosive to combat readiness...). He allowed Gore to score a point or two he shouldn't have.

Gore on the other hand I thought was doing a lot of 'me too'ing when it came to domestic issues and oddly enough the environmental questions....he didn't duck fast enough to get out of the way of the Kyoto treaty.

I think the thing was a draw....I don't think either candidate turned in a good enough performance to be called a clear victor....It was like watching two boxers 'rope-a-dope'....I hate that.