Saturday, October 09, 2004

The Friday night debate 

Atrios and his commentators are having fun celebrating another high for Kerry and another low for Bush, according to the commentators on his blog. I watched bits and pieces of the debate. I did catch Bush going off on the Moderator Charlie Gibson, seemingly to avoid a question about military families which never was asked.

Rumors swirl that Bush was possibly on speed, possibly lithium, because of his mouth movements and hyper-aggressivity. Meanwhile, Sinclair Broadcasting is going to air an anti-Kerry film just a couple of days before the election. Here is the link to Sinclair's Corporate website:


From the LA Times:


"NEW YORK — The conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group, whose television outlets reach nearly a quarter of the nation's homes with TV, is ordering its stations to preempt regular programming just days before the Nov. 2 election to air a film that attacks Sen. John F. Kerry's activism against the Vietnam War, network and station executives familiar with the plan said Friday.
Sinclair's programming plan, communicated to executives in recent days and coming in the thick of a close and intense presidential race, is highly unusual even in a political season that has been marked by media controversies."

I predict Sinclair will pull the plug on this blatantly partisan idea and the program will not air. The momentum is building for Kerry and soon it will be a tidal wave, of sorts. I predict another meltdown for Bush in the third debate, because no matter what drug they give him, his true colors shine through.

As for my own views, this is what the interior of my head is like these day:

Well, Kerry will have the opportunity to stack the Supreme Court with liberals, but...Kerry wants to expand the war in Iraq.

Kerry wants to invest in alternative energy...but can I look myself in the mirror and accept that I voted for someone who planned to escalate a war?

Kerry will work to lower the deficit...but he'll still have to pay for this war he wants to expand...oh, I forgot, he wants to expand the war with other countries' troops and money. Oh boy, that's going to be popular in Europe.

Kerry mush have amazing faith in his own abilities, or, he is as out of touch on Iraq as Bush is.