The Command Post
2004 US Presidential Election
September 30, 2004
| The Debate Chat is Open!

Grab a drink and a bowl of popcorn then click on the link below to join the Command Post Live Debate Chat.

This will be the place to be seen tonight. We’re expecting some special guests and Alan and I will be there, acting as hosts and encouraging as much chat debate as possible. We’re talking brawls! Fisticuffs! Strip debate poker!

Well, not so much that. But it will be fun, entertaining and informative and, let’s face it, not everyone in your household is going to want to listen to you scream at the tv while you’re watching the debate. But here at TCP chat, we don’t mind your lunatic ravings at all. Birds of a feather…

Enter the chat

Please Note The chat program does not work well with Firefox. I suggest an alterate browser tonight for Firefox users, either IE or Opera.



Posted by Michele at September 30, 2004 08:45 PM | TrackBack
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Michele & Alan

Great chatroom. Thank you. I’m looking forward to the next debate and kickin’ it with the crew here.

;-)

Standing Ovation

Posted by: Darleen [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 30, 2004 10:56 PM

Very interesting comments from the Kerry Campaign Spin Commanders (McMurray and Lockhart):

LOCKHART: DEBATE CONSENSUS A ‘DRAW’

Unbeknownst to Kerry adviser Mike McCurry, a C-SPAN camera quietly followed McCurry as he found Kerry adviser Joe Lockhart on Spin Alley floor and asked him his impression of the debate. Lockhart candidly said to McCurry , “The consensus is it was a draw.”

This was posted on the Drudge Report.

The ABC News poll of a select group of 531 registered voters (http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/Vote2004/debate_poll_040930.html) shows that while Kerry got 45% vs. 36% as who won, it is still not a majority as over 17% felt it was a tie. In other words, 45% said Kerry won but 53% say it was either a tie or Bush won.

To me, I think it was as the Kerry mangers say it was… a tie and I expect little or no change in the polls in the next few days, though Kerry may have temporarily propped up his sagging base.

Posted by: steve [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 1, 2004 02:08 AM

Gallup polls of a pre and post debate show that while Kerry expressed himself better (60% to 32%) and generally is felt to have won the debate, the people polled said both had equal grasp of the facts (41% each) but after that, all the questions showed that the 615 registered voters gave the nod to Bush in that Bush was “more believeable”, “more likeable” and more importantly,”demonstrated that he was tough enough for the job”.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/content/?ci=13237

The final tally is what probably tells the measure of the first debate. Pre debate survey of these random selected voters showed that 54% were supporting Bush and 40% Kerry. After the debate, the polled group showed that did not change very much: 54% Bush vs. 43% Kerry. Kerry seems to have picked up a little more in the favorability factor, but did not do much in chipping away at the President’s core strengths as who would be the better commander-in-chief: 54% Bush and 44% Kerry.

Posted by: steve [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 1, 2004 07:25 AM

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