"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."-Winston S. Churchill

"The wandering scholars were bound by no lasting loyalties, were attached by no sentiment of patriotism to the states they served and were not restricted by any feeling of ancient chivalry. They proposed and carried out schemes of the blackest treachery."-C.P. Fitzgerald.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Real Clear Winner 

...of the debate, in strategic terms, was W.

I know; Kerry was more polished, and appeared to be in better command of the facts. The media will push the "Kerry Won" numbers as a meme over the next week. However, Kerry needed to score a rhetorical knockout over Bush and did not. The debate was, in that term, a draw. Bush wins all ties because he is ahead. Kerry will get a one to three point uptick, but it won't make a difference after a couple of weeks.

Expect to see Kerry's "global test" line in Bush commercials over the next month.

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