joint press conference

You are proabably aware that tonight is the first “debate” between bush and Kerry. I used quotes because if you’ve read the “memorandum of Understanding” (PDF download), then you know that this is not really a debate. The candidates can not even address each other.

So, this is really a scripted event in which soundbites (not logic) will reign supreme. Now, given the fact that the media has already shown itself to be incapable of reporting respsonsibly, it will come as no surprise that they will focus on the mannerisms and quips more than issues. Therefore I will predict the winner of this joint press conference before they even start… g. w. bush.

I’d love to be wrong, but looking realistically at all the players, the conclusion seems rather obvious. I don’t even know why I’ll watch it.

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