October 03, 2004

Bush out debated but...

Well the first debate is over—thank goodness. That George Bush is not the most articulate person in the world is obvious. By any objective standard of evaluation, an honest person—regardless of political affections—must admit Bush did not present well; Kerry did.

But for all the so-called advantage of being the incumbent, there is also one huge advantage of not being the incumbent. John Kerry has NO history, no track record as president, as statesman, as negotiator, as leader; as diplomat; as motivator- in-chief. Which means in a debate format, the incumbent is at a huge disadvantage being open to all manner of criticism of every jot and tittle that has not worked in the president’s previous four years.

What this means is—and we saw it in all it’s glory Thursday night, that the challenger—John Kerry can say absolutely anything and make the most outlandish pie in the sky promises and claims for success with impunity. Talk is CHEAP; and with this particular candidate, talk is not merely cheap it’s worthless; on that score Kerry has a long-standing record.

What I fear is that the President’s handlers will try to make him a better debater and frankly if the raw material isn’t there, and it isn’t, that will be a mistake. Instead, Bush needs to come right out and acknowledge that Kerry out-talked him; that he WON the contest of clear, articulate speech. And if the country wants a man whose single talent is the gift of saying whatever anyone wants to hear when the want to hear it, then Kerry IS the man. But if they want a leader with a proven history of making the tough calls in the face of heavy criticism; and if they want a leader with a track record of unwavering stability and impeccable integrity, then he is their man.

Solomon wrote, “A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.” Proverbs 26:28

Hopefully the voters of this great nation will see it all for what it is.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spot on post. I don't want a leader who sounds good, I want one who DOES good.

See this post too: http://cyberecology.blogspot.com/2004/10/tv-debate-vs.html

That's the big difference between the candidates. Bush cares and acts.

Kerry acts as if he cares.

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