October 15, 2004
I thought President Bush performed better Wednesday night than in his two previous debates.
The post debate polls said otherwise and the big networks, of course, thought Kerry won for the third time.
A lot can happen in two-plus weeks.
It's all about turnout anyway and, in this election especially, fraud.
If leadership reflects followership - and I believe it does - what might be expected of a narcissistic generation that believes less in self control and more in the nanny state?
If government is seen as a large ATM machine, dispensing goodies without cost to the masses, but only to "the rich," how can responsibility rule?
Government has become like a giant house of ill repute confronted by an evangelist at the front door.
The chances are that the evangelist will not receive a friendly welcome from the people inside.
This election is critical for the war on terror, for the supreme court and for the cultural health of our nation.
Don't be fooled by politicians, who are good at fooling a lot of people.
Pray and then vote intelligently.
But be sure to vote.
This one counts and so will your vote.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.