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October 14, 2004

Two debate errors

I think Kerry made to mistakes in yesterday's debate.

One was capitalizing on Cheney's Daughter's sexual orientation. If she wants to discuss this she is free to do so. For him to speculate about what she would say is inappropriate. It should be her choice. Cheney obviously was not comfortable discussing this in the VP debate. I have not seen his daughter parading in the spotlight, and I would assume that is by choice. Kerry is insensitive to take that choice away from her.

The "Marrying up more than others" comment was awkward and potentially insensitive. There are too many ways to take this, and none of them are positive.

Kerry's character is a key issue for his campaign. I agree with his mother. Integrity, integrity, integrity. I think he comes accross as an opportunist, and somebody willing to say what it takes to get elected. This is not integrity.

Bush on the other hand does what he says, and says what he does, whether people like it or not. this is integrity. Kerry would have been wise not to call attention to this issue.

Posted by jreighley at October 14, 2004 10:16 AM

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Right on. You speak the truth- if Dick Cheney's daughter wants to talk about her sexual orientation, then SHE should talk about it. John Kerry should not have been talking about how she is lesbian.

Posted by: jetbird at October 16, 2004 01:07 PM

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