The Debate

I haven’t seen the Democratic candidates’ debate yet. I taped it, and I’ll watch it tonite or over the weekend. (From a local PBS channel at 11pm. And no one covered it live — this is really lousy coverage of issues so important to an informed democracy by our “liberal media.”)

Today I see news stories with headlines like “Democrats turn fire on Bush.” So I’m thinking, a while back Bush was perceived as really popular, and the public was perceived as wanting to support war and tax cuts, so the campaign consultants were telling the manufactured candidates to act like Bush. But now Dean is really popular. So all the campaign consultants are telling their manufactured candidates to act like Dean. (Except, apparently, Lieberman’s consultants, who are telling him to BE Bush.)