“Tonight” in the U.S. (meaning tomorrow morning in Taipei), John Kerry will square off against George W. Bush. Does anyone know where to get a transcript or a video of the event?
[quote]CORAL GABLES, Fla. (Reuters) - President Bush (news - web sites) and Democratic rival John Kerry (news - web sites) square off in a crucial debate on Thursday that will give voters their first chance to size up the two White House candidates side by side.
“There are real differences that separate us in this election and we’re going to get an opportunity to talk about them,” the Massachusetts senator said.
Dan Bartlett, White House communications director, said Bush’s debate preparations were “long and steady instead of a crash course.” Bush, he said, “knows his positions. You don’t have to memorize something you believe in.”
Bush is expected to hammer Kerry for what he says is the senator’s vacillation on the war.
“The question is which John Kerry will show up,” Bartlett said.
The candidates also have starkly different styles, with Bush usually sticking to a simple message often lifted from his stump speech and Kerry wandering more freely, although often into a verbal dead-end. [/quote]