It was Bush’s sophomoric pandering to the "average Joe" that ruined the quality of the debate and his insistence on untruth. That really was not a debate but a facade that needed more propping in the hurricane of truth from Kerry.

It was suggested by some media outlets that Kerry has a poor record in the Senate but the time he spent on these very issues that indited the right is then not referenced. His 2 investigations, one being the BCCI investigation and the Iran Contra investigation were both started by him.

He threatened the right and obviously has more guts to stick it out despite criticism and pressure from the "powers that be" as he did when he came back from Viet Nam.

It is these same guts that he used in the "debate" to enlighten the American public about the reality of the current administration and its present state.

Stephen Caruso