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Thread #26353   Message #316869
Posted By: jofield
11-Oct-00 - 11:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bush/Gore Round 2
Subject: RE: BS: Bush/Gore Round 2
Well, if Americans really make these decisions on the basis of who sighs or looks like he knows it all -- on body language as opposed to what actually is being said -- then I think Bush hurt himself tonight. Most of the time he *looked* hurt, ill at ease, or aggravated that he should have to submit to this questioning. He also snorted into his mike several times, not an association he needs to make at this point. As far as actual content, it was much closer, though Bush killed all three of the men convicted of the dragging murder in Texas, when in fact only one got the death sentence. In fact, his near glee at mentioning that three people would be put to death was not a good moment for him among undecided voters. Regardless of one's death-penalty views, it just didn't feel at all presidential.