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DAGRON! [Oct. 8th, 2004|11:32 pm]
Chaz Meyers
I'm not going to comment on the debates because side-by-side press conferences aren't interesting to talk about, nor a good judge of who would a good president. (That said, although Bush had a decent showing this time compared to the first debate, I do think that Kerry had a stronger presentation both times. I'm just disapointed that such antics have such a strong sway on people's opinions.)

Instead, I leave you with a Daily Show quote from a few nights ago because it really amused me:

"Apparantly there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and their capabilities had been degraded and they pretty much stopped trying anything back in '98. Both the President and Vice President came out today in response to the findings and said that they clearly justified the invasion of Iraq. So... uh... Some people look at a glass and see it as half full.... and other people look at a glass and say that it's a dragon."

PS. For those of you who haven't heard, Poland is leaving. Such sorrow.

[User Picture]From: duckssaymip
2004-10-09 08:24 am (UTC)
The other side of the coin is that since the 3rd party candidates have no chance, they are going to talk like their nuts in order to attract attention for them and their cause. For instance, I watched the acceptance speech of the guy that the Greens were going to run instead of Nader (you know, I totally forget his name, and I'm not even sure they're running him anymore). I agree with several of the Green Party principles, but this guy wasn't even talking about things like the environment, progressive electoral reform, or whatever. He was just ranting and raving and acting like a lunatic in order to gain attention for his candidacy and his party. Is this helpful? I don't really think so. I think that them being goofy just wastes our time and prevents the other candidates from speaking about real issues, as they have to sit there and address all of the crazy crap that comes out of the 3rd party members mouth.

That said, I'm all about incorporating more parties into the system. The thing you need to realize is that once we regulate the system by installing Euro style spending caps and giving the candidates a set amount of air time for tv ads, the marginalized party crazy talk will end, because the crazy parties are going to adopt the language of the other parties while moderating their tone, as they try to appeal to the most conservative population in the Western world. It's sad, but if/when these parties are wholeheartedly allowed to join the system, you will see their moderation and their move to the middle to join the Dems and the Repubs.
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