In comments here, clark and da silva agree (more or less) on the following proposition: It would be great if the environment mattered more to swing voters, but it doesn't, and the tactical goal of the debate is to move swing voters, so maybe a green rooting for Kerry should be happy the question didn't come up -- particularly given how Kerry botched it in the second debate. Well, yes and no.I would argue that Kerry could have knocked the environment question out of the park -- and was probably better prepared to do so in the third debate. …
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