Monday, February 09, 2004
Bush and Russert: Just finished watching the recording of Sunday's "Meet the Press."
Russert, true to form asked some tough questions. Second, Bush is no Alan Keyes when it comes to eloquence and sheer force of personality.
If I'm handing out grades, I give Bush a "C". This interview wasn't a deciding factor for any voter. He probably didn't win over anyone opposed to his policies and I don't think he lost any supporters either. For those independents in the middle, this is far too early to make a decision.
It was a good thing for Bush to get out there on the air. For nearly two months the Democrats have garnered the majority of the media attention (and rightly so) as they go through their primaries. Bush needed the opportunity to do a little fighting back -- even if he didn't do so as strongly as I would have liked.