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Kerry's Form vs. Bush's Substance

Monday, 04 October 2004 12:00 AM

Most people will probably take away from the debate whatever they wanted to see and hear. The debate reaffirmed preconceived opinions and prejudices, and there seems a myopic obliviousness to rejecting anything that contradicted what was already assumed.

Hopefully someone smarter than me can put a finer point on this but the North Korean exchange spoke volumes.

Kerry says he can do a better job with North Korea with bilateral talks? THAT is the erotic dream of Kim Jong Il. Bush wants to maintain the six country multinational approach so as to include China, Russia, Japan, South Korea, North Korea and the U.S ... in other words, the “multilateral” approach.

HOLD ON! Kerry has been picking at the fictional scab of Bush’s refusal to engage ‘multinationally’? Bush wants multinational negotiations... Kerry wants (and so does North Korea) bi-lateral negotiations. It is an interesting distinction since Kerry routinely complains about Bush not reaching out multinationally...when the President DOES...Kerry opposes it?

The duplicity is sufficient to gag a maggot because what he really means is he would require a United Nations (a dysfunctional gaggle of incompetent, corrupt anti-U.S. spoiled brats) imprimatur.

So Kerry wants to abandon the Bush multinationalism and replace it with bilateral negotiations? Arrogance, myopia, and brain flatulence are the cornerstones (yes there are only three) to the Kerry foreign policy pyramid.

Shame on the President (and punditry class) for failing to focus on the most successful Bush brand of ‘new multilateralism’. Sure, Bush mentioned the Proliferation Security Initiative, but the Wall Street Journal detailed this better mousetrap back in January

Unlike Kerry’s “nuanced” plans ... PSI really WORKS!

Despite my failed efforts not to taint my analysis with my own prejudices, here are some key points that the punditry universe isn’t focusing on enough.

Meanwhile, Gallup reports Kerry was the better debater by a whopping margin of 53 to 37 percent.

We are not electing a debater. We are electing a LEADER.

However, Gallup also reported Bush was ‘more believable’ - 50 to 45 percent.

On which candidate did better on the issues, again it was Bush over Kerry, 49 to 46 percent.

Notwithstanding the media spin about the President seeming annoyed, Gallup says Bush was more likeable 48 to 41 percent.

However, the biggie was on the “tough enough” question. Respondents to Gallup respondents gave that award to Bush…not by a little ... but a LOT: 54 to 37 percent.

Woodrow Wilson once noted, “Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.” John Kerry isn’t capable of comprehending that truth…the President is.

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