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Debate Blurbs

The Bush campaign is sending out scads of emails compiling pro-Cheney blurbs. Here’s the text from “volume 5″ of the serires:

NBC’s Tim Russert: Edwards “Was Not Entirely Successful” In Laying Out “A Coherent Vision” For Iraq. “The bigger issue for John Edwards is: can he lay out a coherent vision which is contrary to Dick Cheney’s, which is consistent with his votes? I think he made a start last night, but he was not entirely successful.” (NBC’s “Today,” 10/6/04)

The Arizona Republic: “Who Won This Debate Is Easy. Cheney Took Command Early And Rarely Let Up. If The Republican Strategy Was To Take The Fight To The Democrats, Cheney Followed The Battle Plan.” (Editorial, “Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em,” The Arizona Republic, 10/6/04)

Radio Host Don Imus: “I’m Supporting Senator Edwards And Senator Kerry. That’s Who I Intend To Vote For. [Edwards] Got Killed.” (MSNBC’s “IMUS In The Morning,” 10/6/04)

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “I Thought Cheney Won The Debate. I Don’t Know How You Could See It Any Other Way.” (MSNBC’s “IMUS In The Morning,” 10/6/04)

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: Edwards “Had That Look On His Face That He’d Been Smacked, That He Was Hurt…It Didn’t Look Too Good For Him Last Night.” (MSNBC’s “IMUS In The Morning,” 10/6/04)

Des Moines Register’s David Yepsen: “Cheney Came Across As A Strong, Substantive Leader.” (David Yepsen, Op-Ed, “Format Is The Winner In Even Debate,” Des Moines Register, 10/6/04)

The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan: “But Just To Flip Flop Over To Edwards For A Moment, What Was With His Inability To Follow Simple Instructions?” (Maureen Ryan, “Flying Fur And Pointing Fingers,” The Chicago Tribune, 10/6/04)

Wake Forest University Political Scientist Allan Louden: Vice President Cheney “Showed What Experience Looks Like–And That’s Pretty Persuasive.” (Billy House And Jon Kamman, “Cheney, Edwards Score Points For Their Teams,” The Arizona Republic, 10/6/04)

Former Clinton Aide Dick Morris: “If Edwards Acted Like A Lawyer, Cheney Acted Like A Judge. The Democrat Proposed, But The Vice President Disposed. There Was No Doubt As To Who Was In Charge.” (Dick Morris, “Deer In The Headlights,” The New York Post, 10/6/04)

Frank Luntz’s Focus Group Gave Vice President Cheney An Overall Victory In The Debate. “With each person in GOP consultant Frank Luntz’s focus group using a sophisticated joystick to record his/her opinion of the candidates during the 90-minute debate, participants actually gave Edwards the edge on the computer. But they gave the victory to Cheney when asked afterward by Luntz to pick the winner.” (Ian Bishop, “It’s Dick’s Substance Over Style: Undecideds,” The New York Post, 10/6/04)

Washington University Political Scientist Wayne Fields: Vice President Cheney “Controlled The Pacing Of The Debate.” (Yvonne Abraham, “Some Hard Punches, But No Knockout Blows,” The Boston Globe, 10/6/04)

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