It’s befitting that tonight’s debate coincide with the second game of the ALCS. Why? Because the Red Sox and their backround is the perfect allegory for Sen. Kerry. Kerry is the best man for the job, on paper and practice but this election will be the political equivalent to the 86 World Series.
Bush has the conservatives, the religious right, and fate on his side akin to “Curse of the Babe.” The two of them going head-to-head in this election will, most likely have the same outcome as the Boston/New York playoffs. To paraphrase a prediction by a reporter on ESPN, “The Red Sox have better pitching. They better bats with a more cohesive line-up. Yanks in 4.”
John Kerry seems to have a better plan than Bush in most issues and in some cases, a plan for issues Bush refuses to address (i.e. bin Laden, the squeezing out of the middle class).
He’s been fiscally responsible in a state that stands as one of the least taxed and, not the least of which, he’s winning these debates.
He’s more articulate.
He’s a veteran.
He stands no chance.
I’m no callow crybaby. I’m voting Kerry regardless of my predictions.