1. Stop doing that thing where you rotate your head and flash a cheesy grin to the camera as you're introduced. It makes you look like an android. Tonight you guessed wrong and grinned at the wrong camera. I cringed.
2. I think I speak for many people in the press corps when I say we've been trying harder to get you nominated than you have. Ron Brownstein and Larry King practically begged you tonight to give voters a reason not to choose Kerry. And what was your answer? "He's a good man. ... He'd make a good president." You said your position was the same as Kerry's, even when his position (on amending the Constitution to let foreign-born U.S. citizens become president) was that he hadn't formulated a position. Why don't you save us a lot of time and cut the ad for him, already?
3. For the first time I can remember, you lost the nice-guy contest. You looked more uncomfortable with Kerry than he did with you. Your poke at him for not giving a direct answer to the DOMA question looked cheap. "You need to let me finish first" was also an unhelpful outburst. Why the nerves? Stop acting like a loser or you'll end up being one.
Saturday, February 28, 2004
William Saletan has some advice for both Kerry and Edwards. Here is some of what he says to Edwards.
Posted by Betsy Newmark at 11:00 AM