"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse." --John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

The Final Debate

Bush had the edge in this one.

The worst misstep from Kerry was at the end. The attempt at self-deprecation, his reference to "marrying up", was painful. Most people are familiar with Bush's use of that phrase to praise the humble librarian that he wed. Kerry's use of the phrase to make a lame joke about his marrying an ultra-wealthy widow makes for an unfavorable comparison.