Pres Debate: Who won the debate of 10/8/04?? - Page 2




View Poll Results :Who won, Bush or Kerry
Bush 7 53.85%
Kerry 3 23.08%
Its a Draw 3 23.08%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

 
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Boots
 
October 9th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Well, it was a pretty silly counter to Bush's point about many of the forests in the west. Because lumber companies are not allowed to pull dead and dying trees, there is always a TON of fuel ready and waiting for the next forest fire. I grew up right in the heart of it - 50 miles from Yellowstone where the lack of management burned almost half of the park down. On the other side of the Idaho border, they have managed areas. Its not hard to guess which area sees more catastrophic fires. The one that isn't managed of course. Lumber companies are only too happy to pull the deadfall out and make use of it but generally aren't allowed to.

Factcheck.org dug up what Kerry was talking about. In 2001, Bush had owned stock or interest in a lumber company. Overall profit for Mr. Bush? $86. He hasn't owned stock since that year apparently, but tax-wise he was qualifiable as a small business owner. So it is perhaps a valid point, but its a pretty weak one. Kerry was trying to make the point that Bush was somehow motivated by this to push for the interests of lumber companies. What, for $86?? Gimme a break.
October 9th, 2004  
Sea_Cadet
 
Kerry, I analysed the Deabate again, so twice already and Bush was just showing his aggravation for his opponent or even the audience too much.
October 9th, 2004  
Skinny
 
 
Hmm..... Can you be more specific?
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Boots
October 10th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
I'd say Kerry won by a slim margin;Bush did much better in this debate than the previous. What bothered me the most was when both candidates were asked to explain exactly how the deficiate would be cut in half in the next four years. Neither gave much of an answer, they just repeated previous statements.
October 10th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
The way that the deficit was cut before was due to an economic boom. Clinton didn't cause it in any way, but it sure made him look good. So how do you fix the deficit now? It would be difficult to swing. You'd have to start cutting funding to things and everyone gets pissed off when you do that. "I'll cut funding for __________ " is political suicide.
October 10th, 2004  
Stafford911
 
 
I say tie. Bush did much better this time but they both held their own very well.