So the Kerry camp is already whining about the debates, trying to lay the foundation of excuses to refer to when their candidate gets squashed. It’s like that last guy that shows up for your golf foursome and before the first ball is hit, he starts talking about the sun being in his eyes, or his new clubs or that nagging pain in his lower back, trying to prepare the others for the drubbing he’s about to involve himself in. That guy always thinks the excuses will provide an out after the fact, but fails to realize offering excuses just doesn’t cover up the fact that he sucks.
Today, Kerry’s folks are out in full force crying about the sun in their eyes.
Advisers for the Democratic presidential candidate demanded Thursday that the lights signaling when a speaker’s time has expired during debates with President Bush be removed from the lecterns because they are distracting. The commission hosting the debates refused.
An angry exchange between representatives of the Kerry campaign and the Commission on Presidential Debates took place just hours before the candidates were to meet at the University of Miami for the first of three debates, according to several officials familiar with the meeting. Kerry’s team threatened to remove the lights when they visit the debate site with the candidate later in the day.
“We’ll do what we have to,” Kerry strategist Tad Devine said after his meeting with the commission
In typical Democrat fashion they’re getting all riled up over the stupid shit, and they’re making threats…against LIGHTS! Give me a break.
The beautiful thing is the Democrats’ love for what psychologists call “projection“. The act of projecting one’s own undesirable motivations and actions onto others. I’ve addressed this several times. Kerry’s team actually said:
“The Bush teams wants to debate about things like this to distract from the real issues”
Who’s debating about “things like this”??? It clearly says in the formal agreement between the parties and the Commission on Presidential Debates:
For each debate each candidate shall have cameramounted, timing lights corresponding to the timing system described in section 9(b) (vi) below positioned in his line of sight. For each debate additional timing lights, corresponding to the timing system described in section 9(b) (vi) below, shall be placed such that they are visible to the debate audiences and television viewers.
Again, Kerry’s team claims it’s the Bush team deflecting from issues, but let’s look at the facts:
1. The official agreement governing the rules of the debate says the lights shall be placed such that they are visible to the debate audiences and television viewers
2. It is KERRY’S CAMPAIGN demanding that the lights signaling when a speaker’s time has expired during debates with President Bush be removed from the lecterns
Damn, that sun got in my eyes again… FOOOOOOORRRRRRRRE