View Full Version : Was Bush packing Wi-Fi in TV debate?

tlr online
12-10-04, 23:06
Wireless technology might explain why US President George W. Bush performed better than usual in the last two presidential debates with his opponent, Senator John Kerry.

Unless he's reading a well-rehearsed speech, the President is normally much given to malapropisms and incoherent syntax. When confronted with questions for which he is not prepared, he typically muddles along unintelligibly when starting a reply, until he finds a path to one of his prepared talking points, as he repeatedly did during his televised prime-time press conference of 13 April 2004. It is not unusual for him to take refuge in his prepared points, regardless of what question is asked, and his answers are often irrelevant as well as confused. That is, he tends to stay "on message," rather than "on topic".

Yet, during both presidential debates, he miraculously spoke in clear, organized sentences that were fairly relevant to the questions asked. He stumbled only occasionally, and then only briefly. The public has declared Kerry the winner of both debates - the first by a wide margin, and the second by a narrow one - but it is undeniable that the President far exceeded his baseline performance when confronting the unexpected. Or, said another way, he may have looked bad in comparison to Kerry, but he looked very good in comparison to himself.

BUSH'S BULGE (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/12/bush_wireless_coaching/)


www.theregister.co.uk (http://www.theregister.co.uk)

12-10-04, 23:12
God, that man never gives up... So pathetic. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

Who in their right mind would vote for a guy who repeats what other people say to him on a radio!?
Obviously he can`t speak for himself.

Bush sucks! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/violent.gif

12-10-04, 23:17
I think despite the debate results, people will still vote for Bush. I just have that impression.

tlr online
12-10-04, 23:26
That would be truly tragic. I can understand that people may fear change, but Bush has been nothing but detrimental to the U.S. during his reign. I wish I was able to vote.

13-10-04, 00:43
Unless you guys saw the debate yourself and are familiar with Bush's speech patterns, I wouldn't be so quick to call him guilty on something that is based off of an article so wonderfully biased.

Wow, did I just defend Bush? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif

13-10-04, 01:10
Call the United States Secret Service and ask them what that is.

It isn't what you want it to be.

I just registered to vote, and I'm now a Republican. I'll probably vote for Bush.

14-10-04, 05:43
I just registered too! As a no party though; I'm not sure I fit in with any of the major parties out there.