A reader forwards the Kerry campaign spin.
Admittedly cherry-picked, but still impressive. Kondracke and Barnes? Whodathunkit?
CNN / GALLUP POLL ON WHO WON DEBATE
Kerry: 53 Bush: 37
CBS POLL ON WHO WON DEBATE:
Kerry: 44 Bush: 26 Tie: 30
ABC POLL ON WHO WON DEBATE:
Kerry: 45 Bush 36: Tie: 17
Mort Kondracke: This is the President’s turf, this is the place that the President is supposed to dominate, terror and the war in Iraq. I don’t think he really dominated tonight. I think Kerry looked like a commander-in-chief.
Kate O’Beirne, National Review Online’s the Corner: “I thought the President was repetitive and reactive.”
Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online’s the Corner: “The Bush campaign miscalculated on having the first night be foreign policy night.”
Bob Schieffer: The President was somewhat defensive in the beginning.
Mark Shields: “The President showed a few times obvious anger”
Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard: I think Kerry did pretty well tonight, he was forceful and articulate.
Bob Schieffer: Kerry got off to a very good start.
Joe Scarborough: It was John Kerry’s best performance ever…As far as the debate score this a very clear win on points for John Kerry.
Andrea Mitchell: This is the toughest we’ve ever seen John Kerry. He attacked the very core of the President’s popularity. He’s basically saying, who do you believe?
Tim Russert: Tonight he seemed to find his voice for the Democratic view of the world.
Fred Barnes on FNC: “Kerry did very well and we will have a Presidential race from here on out.”