A couple of commenters to my posts as well as Andrew Sullivan and any (all?) of the lefty blogs are crowing about the snap-poll results as to who “won” the debate. It was Kerry, you know, who used his time most efficiently and made the appropriate gestures with his well-manicured hands. Oh, dear Gaia, he won!
Fred Barnes, who thought the Bush was firing “On All Cylinders” includes this little tidbit at the end of his article:
Now here's a strange twist on the debate. Bush was the winner in a focus group of uncommitted voters conducted by pollster Frank Luntz last night. The 23 voters thought Kerry, not Bush, won the debate. But they split 17 to 5 in favor of Bush on whom they now plan to vote for (one will vote Libertarian). "They still don't trust what John Kerry is saying," Luntz said, though they thought he said it well.I see an ocean of Democrats muttering on November 2nd: “It’s just not fair. He won the debates.” Let’s see how the tracking polls look in a couple of days.