Seemed less eventful than the first one (I missed the second because of being on a plane) There weren’t any real “zingers” by either guy. I think it was less eventful because Bush is very vulnerable on Iraq and his “diversion from terror.” The proof of his failed policies is there for everyone to see. On domestic issues he can still lie like he did back in the 2000 election, and some people apparently believe him.
Kerry did well and was definitely appealing to women and minorities. Bush did better than the first debate although his coaching on not looking angry wasn’t perfect. His smiles and smirks often looked very forced and not genuine.
Another interesting point was that Bush tried to slam Kerry for offering only criticism and not a solution. Bush, however, never mentioned how he would do anything in particular, just that he “had a plan.”
Here’s the data showing that Kerry won the debate in the polls.
Bush was also caught in yet another blatant lie. Bush said the comment about him not being concerned about Bin Laden was an “exageration.” Here’s the video of him saying those exact words.
Also, on the bright side I know of one undecided voter at my work who was completely swayed to Kerry by the second debate. His comment was “this is the guy in charge of our nuclear weapons?” Cheers.