Thursday, May 11, 2006

It was a knock out, folks

Tonight we had this year’s first TV-debate between the two main political alternatives in Sweden: Prime Minister Göran Persson vs. the leader of the opposition, Fredrik Reinfeldt.

I am a political nerd and I have seen a lot of debates, but on this level, the winner might never have been clearer. Göran Persson hit a home run, it was a knock out, and he was the only one man on the pitch.

Yes, most often I wear my party political affiliation on my sleeve. But tonight Fredrik Reinfeldt stumbled, did not deliver full sentences, looked sad and worried, mixed up things, never got the last word, seemed to have entered the debate without any arguments. Göran Persson was confident, had loads of important things to say, had fun, and wanted the debate to carry on for another hour.

According to the rumors I have heard from the TV-studio, Reinfeldt’s chief adviser Anders E. Borg admitted that the debate was “a catastrophe” for the right-wing camp.

What the leading newspapers and TV-stations will say? That’s another story, but tonight I was very proud of our guy, the Prime Minister of Sweden. And I think the majority of the people watching felt the same way.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Cecilia Chavez said...

Tre ord räcker - Persson är läcker!
Jag och din Henke kollade på debatten via internet igår. Vi skrek och hejade med. Goran P var lysande!
Kram/Chavez

12/5/06 11:50  
Anonymous Lisa Pettersson said...

Lätt! Det var längesen man såg Persson så oerhört överlägsen =)

12/5/06 11:52  
Anonymous Henrik B said...

Ni har en märklig verklighetsuppfattning tycker jag. GP hade inte en enda idé, inga visioner. Allt han gjorde var att likt en papegoja upprepa samma tre saker.

1) Att det blir mindre pengar till sjukskrivna med en borgerlig regering.

2)Att religiösa friskolor är fel (fast ingen kan göra något åt det)

3) Allt åt alla, de rika betalar. (sågs senast på Syndikalisternas dekaler, men deras idéer verkar ha fastnat i den oreformerade rödgröna röran)

Reinfeldt var väl inte direkt någon stjärna heller. Jag skulle säga oavgjort. Ingen kom med något nytt. Ingen har några visioner. Tröttsamt, tråkigt och förödande för Sveriges framtid.

12/5/06 12:14  

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