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

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.