What's Your Take? 1st Debate
I thought Kerry came off very strong. People now know a lot more about his policies, although Bush is right... he is sending a bit of a mixed message to some people about the war in Iraq. But Bush avoided a few accusations like the fact that no weapons of mass destruction were found or his refusal to sign a few international treaties. I think before many people thought Kerry was going to pull out of Iraq, but now he has made it clear that he intends to stay in Iraq. I enjoyed the debates and I thought the commentary made by Comedy Central was hilarious.
Tyler Buck, 17, Valley Center, CA
The debates were interesting. Watching the news prior to the event I heard all about the negotiations of how the debates would work and how at the last second john Kerry didn�t want to have the color light system they used to time [it] because he thought it was distracting. I didn�t have a clue of what they were talking about until I saw it and I immediately agreed it was distracting. I enjoyed the debates because I watched The president play the defensive and watched John Kerry do the real talking. They both weren�t the best but John Kerry won the minute bush brought up Poland as a major ally twice making him look quite stupid.
Josh Cook, 16, Louisville, KY