I, sadly, missed the debate – work. Oh, bite me, I’ve got bills to pay, and today was busy, and people tipped well, and it only portends well for the coming months. Andrew Sullivan watched the debate and has a long and thoughtful post on it … his analysis? Kerry’s tone was good, his debating skill wasn’t that great, and Bush was on the defensive.
For many people, who have only heard of Kerry from Bush ads or sound-bites or from droning campaign speeches, it will be the first time that Kerry seems strong. In the simple, symbolic man-versus-man contrast, Kerry often seemed bigger. That strikes me as a big deal.