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  •  But, (none)
    Edwards' entire trial lawyer career was the practice of going after corporate criminals like Cheney.
    •  Bingo (none)
      And what is a trial but not a debate?

      Edwards will win-maybe not as well as tonight.

      Interesting thing-I think Kerry could have done slightly better.  I give him a B or so.

      But Bush had a D-, so he wins by a landslide.

      Plus, Kerry looked "presidential", which is bullshit in a way, but important to get voters on his side.

      •  That Presidential Gleam (none)
        Plus, Kerry looked "presidential", which is bullshit in a way, but important to get voters on his side.

        The "flipflop" stuff has been hitting us hard, and have been getting rooted in the collective imagination, in spite of its basic lack of truth.  In this way, it's  much like Gore's pedanticism, arrogance and "fibs", which almost made him lose the 2000 election.

        Keep in mind that the malleable part of the remaining electorate are people who came to the debates having never seen Kerry outside of "windsurfing flipflop" commericals.

        Instead of being confronted with a long-winded brahmin, they saw a steely, resolute future president.  Bush's "shifting position" talking points just seemed snarky and unjustified from this point of view.

        So -

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