Bush is petrified of debating Kerry

Looks like Bush and his team are trying to back out of one of the three already-agreed-upon debates: Political Wire: Bush May Skip One Debate:

President Bush “may skip one of the three debates that have been proposed by the Commission on Presidential Debates and accepted by Sen. John F. Kerry (D-MA),” the Washington Post reports.

What is he afraid of?






5 responses to “Bush is petrified of debating Kerry”

  1. McGroarty Avatar

    My notes say these were the proposed topics for each date:
    Sept 30 – Domestic policy
    Oct 5 – VP debate
    Oct 8 – Any issue
    Oct 13 – Foreign affairs
    Looks like he wants to stick to domestic policy and foreign affairs, give the freeform a pass. I think saying he’s petrified is silly and unfounded, but still — very curious.

  2. David Kolodney Avatar
    David Kolodney

    Well, the problem is that he has all the answers, but in a free-form format, they’re not sure he can match them up to the right questions.

  3. David Kolodney Avatar
    David Kolodney

    Also, he has tickets to the Springsteen concert.

  4. Steve Avatar

    It’s probably the format he is afraid of. He seems to stumble badly when confronted with unexpected questions.
    He’s stupid, but he will probably just get away with this too.

  5. JOEL Avatar

    obviously he can prepare for a formal debate and know what to expect. in the town meeting format he would actually have to think in a logical manner. if this is true kerry should pound bush on this and say he is afraid to confront the american people. they will force him to debate 3 times or he will lose support. also this is the format his father looked at his watch, maybe he is afraid of history repeating itself.