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Bush Debating Skills—On The Other Hand…

E-mail: “Rich, Until recently, I felt what you described: a pit of anxiety in my guts concerning the upcoming debate. But every appearance of the President’s that I’ve seen in the last six months has shown him to be confident and relaxed, and to have a command of the issues that I would not have thought possible four years ago. Add to that his natural likeability and honesty, and Kerry is going to have a hard time gaining ground in these debates. I know Kerry is, supposedly, a formidable debater, but he can only score so many points when he’s on the wrong side of almost every issue. Rather than trimming President Bush’s lead, I think he’s going to tank, and I suspect that as of Thursday evening this campaign will be over.”

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