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Bush On Points

The President had a steady, if uninspiring performance and got some genuine laughs out of the silent audience. Kerry was flat and his performance steadily declined in these debates while Bush improved. Amazing that Kerry never changed his strategy from debate one – guess he thought he was in the clear after that performance. Not much new ground on substance tonight from either side.

The clear loser tonight? Bob Schieffer. He was awful. Seemed that he couldn’t ask a question without referencing something – as if he had no legitimacy himself without bringing in the NY Times, Washington Post or even himself and his family.

John Hillen, a former Assistant Secretary of State, is the James C. Wheat Professor in Leadership at Hampden-Sydney College’s Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest, and a member of the NR, Inc. Board of Directors.