President Bush and his Democratic opponent, Senator John Kerry, met in the Midwestern city of St Louis, Missouri, for their second debate of this year's presidential election season Friday. It was a freewheeling and spirited exchange of views.
In a town hall-style meeting, the two presidential candidates fielded questions from ordinary citizens about concerns ranging from the war in &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/mailbox/22/98/386/14274_Person.html ' target=_blank>Iraq to stem cell research, says Voice of America.
"The choice for America could really not have been more clear than it was last night," Kerry told supporters in Ohio on his first campaign trip since their debate in St. Louis. "Four more years of the wrong choices, or four years of beginning to move &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2002/11/13/39446.html ' target=_blank>America in a direction that creates jobs, creates health care, puts America's respect back where it ought to be."
Kerry called Bush's response to the last question of the debate Friday night the president was asked to name three specific mistakes he had made and what he did to correct them but ended up doing neither "the most stunning moment of the whole evening." He added, "The president couldn't even name one mistake."