Barring some Rovian "October Surprise," I saw George W. Bush lose the election last night.
I saw a man who did not understand the underlying issues, although he spoke reasonably appropriate words.
I saw a man who knew he did not know what was going on, and knew that he had made many mistakes.
I saw a man who responded with bluster instead of reason.
I saw a flushed and sweating man with spittle in the right-hand corner of his mouth.
I saw a loser.
At 10:28 PM (ET) last night I posted my score (comment 11) of Kerry 52%, Bush 39%.
Today, I saw the results of a poll:
CNN said a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll taken immediately after the debate found that respondents felt Mr. Kerry prevailed over Mr. Bush, 52% to 39%.
The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points. The respondents were 511 registered voters who watched the debate. Their political affiliations broke down as 36% Republican, 36% Democratic and 28% independent, CNN said. [Early reactions Wall Street Journal subscription]
I saw a hollow man, wearing an empty suit.
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