There has been some complaints and speculation (from our favorite false god and our lizardroid masters to name two examples) as to why President Bush didn't deliver the coup d'grace to Senator Kerry in the first debate.
Why should he? We all have brains here. Any intellectually honest person who actually thinks about what Senator Kerry said during the debate can see that he has clearly demonstrated that he on unfit for any and all forms of public office. President Bush knows damned well that we can see that and will reach that conclusion for ourselves.
I think that a lot of us (myself included) were expecting something analogous to Dirty Harry Callahan plugging a serial killer with one round from his .44 Magnum revolver. What are witnessing instead is the spectacle of a rear echelon poseur who has just accidentally pulled the pin from his improperly secured grenade.
Even though the grenade hasn't detonated yet, we know that Kerry has just fragged himself.