Critique of Presidential Debate #3
President George W. Bush
Wore a plain blue suit, with a non-pattern white shirt, and true red tie with white dots. Wore a U.S. flag pin on his lapel.
Usually talked looking at the mediator of the debate.
Looked over and watched Senator Kerry, whenever he himself was not speaking.
Made facial gestures whenever he found a comment by Senator Kerry objectionable.
Sometime looked confused by some of the comments stated by Senator Kerry.
Talked without using his hands.
Seemed to be more on the defensive throughout the debate
Blinked his eyes much more than the normal human being.
Tended to use some vocal fillers, such as, "uh" and "um".
Stuttered his words periodically, usually at the beginning of his answering of a question.
Senator John Kerry
Wore a plain blue suit, with a non-pattern white shirt, and a crimson tie with white squares.
Wore a U.S. flag pin on his lapel.
Usually looked at President Bush when, he himself was not speaking. But sometimes wrote notes, also.
Usually looked directly into the camera.
Usually stood stone-faced, even when President Bush was giving him a verbal assault.
Used his hands very much while delivering his points of view.
Seemed very calm & collected, and very much on the offensive.
Answered the questions quickly & fluently, and backed it up with hard facts.