Vice Presidential Debate-KE04 Rapid
Reserve University - Cleveland, OH - October 5, 2004
DNC Sets the
Stage also >
Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. CHENEY VS. REALITY
neglected to change the date from the last debate; these were all dated
1. CHENEY VS. REALITY
The Economy is 7 million jobs Short of Bush Administration Prediction.
2. 2004: National Respected Tax
Group "Set the Record Straight For Edwards," Said It Was "Not [An]
Abusive Tax Shelter"
3. CHENEY VS. REALITY
CHENEY: Kerry's record is one of a high number of tax increases.
REALITY: KERRY VOTED FOR 600 TAX CUTS WHILE CHENEY VOTED FOR
OVER 140 TAX & FEE INCREASES
3b. GRAND TOTAL=642 TIMES JOHN KERRY WENT
ON THE LEGISLATIVE RECORD FOR LOWER TAXES
4. CHENEY VS. REALITY
Cheney Tonight: We should NOT lift sanctions on Iran.
REALITY: Cheney pushed to have sanctions lifted.
5. CHENEY TONIGHT: "I have not
suggested there's a connection between iraq and 9/11."
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6. CHENEY Said we had to go
after Hussein because Iraq was a state sponsor of terrorism
REALITY: Cheneys Halliburton did business with Iraq, Iran; both were
state sponsors of terrorism
CBS News tracked the
reactions to tonight's vice presidential debate of a nationwide panel
of 169 uncommitted voters - voters who could change their minds before
Election Day. Here are the initial results. This scientific
poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 7 percentage points:
By 41% to 29%,
uncommitted debate watchers say Edwards won the debate tonight.
Peter Jennings: "Anybody who thought that Senator Edwards was going to
be rolled by the experienced Vice President I think will have a second
thought." [10:40, ABC]
Bob Schieffer: "This was a very testy debate. The vice-president
tonight had the unfortunate task of defending a war that does not
appear to be going very well these days. On the very day that the
former top civilian official in Iraq was making a speech saying that we
went about it in the wrong way. That was a tall hill for the
vice-president to climb tonight." (CBS, 10:40pm)
David Brooks: "Edwards came right out from the git go and said you're
not being straight with the American people." (PBS, 10:40pm)