Social Security is going to collapse eventually. That is not going to change, no matter who is elected. All that can be done is to make the transition out of it as painless as possible. Partial privatization on a transitional basis seems like the best of several bad options.
...And thank you, CBS-guy; Alan Greenspan makes the same point. It's living in denial to say, flat-out, you will always get Social Security benefits.
Bush has an uncanny ability to cut through Kerry's windy, mumbling rhetoric with very simple, concise, and compelling rhetoric of his own. He also has very sharp explanations, I believe.
Is it my imagination, or does the moderator keep bringing up a new issue each time Bush starts to run rings around Kerry?