The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #26111   Message #311649
Posted By: paddymac
04-Oct-00 - 12:16 AM
Thread Name: Anybody watch the debate?
Subject: RE: Anybody watch the debate?
I truly accidently saw about the last 15 minutes when I walked into my favorite Italian restaurant. The owner is a Sicilian immigrant political junkie & a Democrat, and the chef is a southern black Republican. You can imagine the chat. My take on the last bit was that Gore came across too slick and sounded like a Beltway in-sider. Bush struck me as connecting better with the mythical "common man". This race is so tight, however, that it's not the "common man" but the "common woman" who will seemingly determine the outcome. Both of my restaurant friends actually criticized Gore for talking too much and not giving Bush a chance to say anything. Interesting.