Friday, October 8
Wow! AP Says Bush Unhinged
by Irfo, Oct 9th, 2004
Bush Fights to Keep Emotions in Check
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 11:59 p.m. ET
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush smirked and winked and chuckled to himself.
He jumped from his stool, chopped at the air and interrupted the debate moderator. As he fought to keep his emotions in check during a combative debate with Sen. John Kerry, the president jokingly said, ``That answer almost made me want to scowl.''
Several answers brought Bush's emotions to the surface, for better or worse, as he sought to curb Kerry's momentum.
The question that hung over the second of their three debates was whether Bush's aggressive, hyper style was an effective tool or a damaging habit -- an extension of his disastrous first debate performance.
Reviews were mixed.
Bush ``seemed wound a bit too tight. He was a little like Nixon -- sort of jumping out of his suit,'' said David Niven, political science professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. ``He looked bad on the TV close-ups.''
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