Friday, October 01, 2004
The First Debates: A Knockout for Kerry!!
Check out Village Voice Article
Check out the New York Times Article
Courtesy of the Kerry campaign:
Mort Kondracke: "This is the President's turf, this is the place that the President is supposed to dominate, terror and the war in Iraq. I don't think he really dominated tonight. I think Kerry looked like a commander-in-chief."
Kate O'Beirne, National Review Online's the Corner: "I thought the President was repetitive and reactive."
Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online's the Corner: "The Bush campaign miscalculated on having the first night be foreign policy night."
Bob Schieffer: "The President was somewhat defensive in the beginning"
Mark Shields: "The President showed a few times obvious anger"
Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard: "I think Kerry did pretty well tonight, he was forceful and articulate."
Bob Schieffer: "Kerry got off to a very good start."
Joe Scarborough: "It was John Kerry's best performance ever...As far as the debate goes, I don't see how anybody could look at this debate and not score this a very clear win on points for John Kerry." (MSNBC)
Andrea Mitchell: "This is the toughest we've ever seen John Kerry. He attacked the very core of the President's popularity. He's basically saying, who do you believe?" (MSNBC)
Tim Russert: "Tonight he seemed to find his voice for the Democratic view of the world."
Fred Barnes on FNC: "Kerry did very well and we will have a Presidential race from here on out."