Says Kerry campaign Diva Mary Beth Cahill:
Tonight's debate was a decisive victory for John Kerry because America saw him as our next president. He showed strength, conviction, and a steady command of the facts. He offered clear plans for Iraq and fighting terrorism.
Says Bush campaign chief Ken Mehlman:
John Kerry failed the one test he had to pass last night: he failed to close the credibility gap he has with the American people as his record of troubling contradiction and vacillation spiraled down to incoherence.
See, it's just that simple. Kerry lost and Kerry won.
Mary Beth has some 'splaining to do though, as Jeff over at Shape of Days points out. He says that the DNC has violated the debate rules. They've posted a video mocking President Bush's facial reponses to John Kerry on their website. Jeff says that's a violation of the Memorandum of Understanding, which states:
Neither film footage nor video footage nor any audio excerpts from the debates may be used publicly by either candidate’s campaign through any means, including but not limited to, radio, television, internet, or videotapes, whether broadcast or distributed in any other manner.
Seems like a pretty easy rule to violate, but still, the Bush facial response video is just silly, and Mr. Kerry needs more than silly right now.
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