I've been a critic of John Kerry, even when running in Iowa, as I felt he was a poor candidate for the Democrats to choose. Many Democrats had felt he was the best person the party had to stand on the stage with Dubya, as Kerry's past war experiences and Presidential look, would serve him well.
After watching tonight's debate, I will have to admit I was wrong about my doubts, as Kerry was excellent in style and presentation, always seeming in command. I would really like to hear from some of the Bush supporters explaining to me how they felt watching their guy stumble and bumble his way through the debate. Only on a couple of points, did I find Bush having a positive two minutes. If we were scoring this like a fight, I would have given 10 rounds to Kerry, 2 to Bush.
Kerry did so well, that I'm going to have pull back from my point of view that TFD had been too optimistic in thinking the Dems would win the Presidency. I still think Bush is the favorite, but if doesn't acquit himself better in the next couple of debates, it's not going to matter how great Bush's attack ad's on Kerry are, the majority of undecided or leaning Bush voters will swing Kerry's way.
(Author's note: There is no truth to the conspiracy theory that I'm supporting Kerry because as one of his first acts as President he would demand that his fellow Bostonites, The Cars, would be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.)