Andrew Magrath (biggrumpy) wrote,
Andrew Magrath

A Pretzel Chocking Incident Away from being a “Great” Debate

I listened to the Edwards-Cheney debate. I didn’t watch it because, well, who WANTS to see Dick Cheney? (Note to self: “Who wants to see Dick Cheney?” Fox reality show perhaps?) The Daily Yomiuri summed this debate up by saying “Peter Pan vs. Darth Vader.” I couldn’t agree more. Edwards was so full of youthful exuberance and bounding about topics mid sentence that I half expected a song and dance to break out at any given moment. Cheney was evil, determined, evil, bitter, evil, and all together cyborg-esque, no, evil cyborg-esque. But it made for interesting listening. The two styles where really conflicting and enjoyable. It was interesting to see the brains behind the current administration, ooops I mean, the Vice President’s mind working. It was also a bit terrifying. It was also interesting to hear from Edwards who will be a typical VP in that he will have no real importance what so ever other than going out there and talking about how, and I don’t know if you were aware of this or not but, “Kerry has a plan…” I also liked the fact that they actually talked to each other, and at times turned from talking to taking shots at each other. Not liking either of them, it was pure enjoyment to listen to the zingers. And people say the process is too bitter! In all seriousness it was nice that they were able to confront and challenge each other to a larger degree than other debates. That hasn’t happened in the Presidential debates probably due to the fact that Bush can’t think and Kerry can’t be enjoyable.

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