Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

October 13, 2003

by J


I'm watching Edwards on Hardball tonight. He's really impressing me. He's now my #2. Dean/Edwards 2004. Edwards in 2012! ;-)
Posted by J at October 13, 2003 07:57 PM

Chris Matthews, on the other hand, is a horrible, horrible interviewer.

He pretends he's much much dumber than he is in order to construct questions that distort what his subjects say into the worst thing someone theoretically could have twisted their words to say, then throws it back at them to refute it.

Surely there's a better way to examine a candidate.

Posted by: V at October 13, 2003 09:02 PM

Now you're talking!

Posted by: david at October 14, 2003 09:56 AM

[from his weblog]:

Post-Debate Rally
Friday October 10, @01:16PM
Posted by Elizabeth Edwards

[...] It just reinforces what I keep saying, that all we need to do is get him in front of enough people and then he wins them

Posted by: david at October 14, 2003 10:06 AM

Let's not be too hasty. I said he's my number TWO. Dean is still the man!

I also appreciated the smack Edwards laid down on Chris Matthews and the look on his face after Matthews asked his stupid "Do you think Bush is a bad guy?" question. Those were almost the exact words. What a STUPID question. Edwards (and all the other Dems, and anyone who has a brain) knows that, while interesting, that issue is irrelevant to whether his POLICIES are bad. Edwards looked at Matthews incredulously, "What? Do I think he's a 'bad guy'???" It was a good moment. Too bad that Matthews was talking over him as he responded.

More pushback from the candidates (so far Dean and Edwards are the only ones doing it so far) on the idiotic press would make me happy.

Posted by: J at October 14, 2003 10:18 AM

Well, I for one am just glad that you've stopped using words like "Kerry" and "Lieberman"...


Posted by: david at October 14, 2003 06:26 PM

Hush yo' mouth! Lieberman was *never* in my top tier. And Kerry was #2 or #3, but only until I started paying attention to him. ;-)

Posted by: J at October 14, 2003 08:04 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

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