The Score

I was wrong that Kerry would be spun out of a “win” in his joint appearance with Bush. My friend Pete — Pete Danko, whose son Niko just had his fifth birthday on Monday, though I didn’t remember until later — just sent me an email with some of the quick poll numbers that are coming out:

Kerry: 53
Bush: 37

Kerry: 44
Bush: 26
Tie: 30

Kerry: 45
Bush 36:
Tie: 17

So other people apparently were seeing the same peeved, flustered, halting, hesitant performance I did.