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Letter to the Editor
Having watched the debates I have a problem with the fact that the candidates had prepared notes to read answers from. Several times I saw that Mr. Bush was flipping through what was what we called when I was in school, a cheat sheet, with what seemed to be prepared answers on it, and he was reading from those notes. I didn’t see Kerry doing that – but I assume that the rules allow him to do that as well.
I have a problem with that process because it allows other people behind the scenes to participate in a debate that is supposed to be a contest between two men. I would hope that in the upcoming debates that they would change the rules and take away the prepared notes. I want to see these men debate on their own rather than have the ability to read from a script. I want to see how they do on their own without the help of their support staffs.
Clarification for the confused. Kerry had a notepad and was scribbling notes as Bush spoke. That’s OK. Bush had a cheat sheet with answers written on them – I assume that – because he was writing nothing and reading a lot. If he wrote nothing and read a lot – that means that what he brought in already had things written on it. And he had pages of notes because you could see him filipping through them.