A 15-Year Old’s Take On The VP Debate
[EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was written by Josh Hart, a 15-year old student at Highline â€œBig Picture High Schoolâ€ in SeaTac who recently wrote on the economy as well as the JFK vs Highline football game.]
by Josh Hart
Many of you watched the vice presidential debate last Thursday – this was the one and only debate between Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin.
The two Vice President candidates debated taxes, global warming, energy independence, gay marriage, foreign policy, health care, nuclear weaponry, their running mates’ policies, education, their duties as VP, and even what they would do if something happened to their running mate.
I thought both of them did better than I thought they would coming into the debate. They both had well-presented attacks on the other party, and both discussed their own opinions and beliefs. Both candidates made mistakes and they both could have represented their running mate better.
I thought Palin got off subject a little too much, but Biden talked more about himself than he should have. Overall they both came out stronger than before and so it doesnâ€™t affect the election as much as many of us thought it would.
It definitely helps Palinâ€™s reputation, because many people thought she was the weak link in McCainâ€™s campaign.
I canâ€™t wait to see how this election comes down in the end.