Friday, October 01, 2004
Here's a story that explores the various reaction to the debate. Two things: 1st there's not a single Middle Eastern country in the story. You'd think that since most of the debate was about something in their region, they'd have some reaction to it. 2nd the story is overall favorable to Kerry, but at the end it examines Asian reaction and, well, check this out:
Some Asian viewers also saw Kerry come out ahead in the debate.
"I don't think President Bush did such a good job on the issues. He seemed to waver," said auditor Rob Liew, a critic of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq who watched the debate while sipping coffee in Singapore.
Thousands of miles away in Tokyo, salesman Yasuyoshi Eguchi was certain about who ought to be U.S. president.
"The ties between Japan and the United States got better after Bush took office," said Eguchi, who hadn't yet heard the debate. "I think Bush is more suitable for the job."
What? They had to get a Bush supporter who hadn't even heard the debate to comment on the debate? For what, balance? Funny.