Jay Nordlinger just lost any chance to be on Fox ever ever again.
I thought Kerry did very, very well; and I thought Bush did poorly â€” much worse than he is capable of doing. Listen: If I were just a normal guy â€” not Joe Political Junkie â€” I would vote for Kerry. On the basis of that debate, I would. If I were just a normal, fairly conservative, war-supporting guy: I would vote for Kerry. On the basis of that debate.
And I promise you that no one wants this president reelected more than I. I think that he may want it less.
Let me phrase one more time what I wish to say: If I didn’t know anything â€” were a political naÃ¯f, being introduced to the two candidates for the first time â€” I would vote for Kerry. Based on that infernal debate.
As Ari Fleischer once said, his comments “have been noted in the building.”