John Kerry proved he has a fighting chanceBy Joe TrippiUpdated: 5:11 p.m. ET Oct. 1, 2004John Kerry clearly outperformed George Bush in last night&#14
October 1, 2004
John Kerry proved he has a fighting chance
By Joe Trippi
Updated: 5:11 p.m. ET Oct. 1, 2004
John Kerry clearly outperformed George Bush in last night’s debate in Miami, Florida.
As I said to Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s 'After Hours' show late last evening, every once in a great while in presidential politics an event occurs where even the spinners can not blur the obvious. Last night’s debate was such an event.
John Kerry clearly did better than George Bush, and clearly won last night’s debate. No matter what the spinmiesters say, that fact will be clear as new polls come out showing that the race has tightened— as I expect they will show.

Kerry accomplished a lot last night, not the least of which was silencing doubters and second- guessers in his own party, who have been criticizing his campaign in recent weeks. Instead, with last night’s performance, the party faithful have been energized for the final push towards election day. No small feat in the fractious Democratic on

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