Letter to the Editor
I think the Vice Presidential debate Tuesday evening will be even more of an interesting contest than the Bush – Kerry debate. The incumbent, Vice President Cheney, is a seasoned politician who has had a lifelong career in government and as CEO of Haliburton. In the 2000 VP debate Cheney stomped Senator Joe Lieberman into the ground.
His opponent, John Edwards, has less political experience. But he has come from nowhere to national contender in record time. Edwards is considered a legendary trial lawyer. He has won cases for victims where no lawyer has won before. To be a lawyer of that caliber, you have to be very sharp – think fast – and be able to get the jury to vote your way.
This is a match up of a reigning champion against a highly talented hotshot newcomer and I think it will be a much more exciting event to watch than the presidential debate was where one party was clearly smarter than the other. The presidential debate might be more important – but I think the VP debate will be more interesting. I’m looking forward to watching it.