You have to love Cheney's terrible memory
One of his harshest criticisms of Edwards - that he had NEVER met him before the debate even though they were both senators at the same time - was a lie and will no doubt come back to bite him; the democrats are already planning to use it as a signature that they hope will be associated with Cheney.
Cheney had met Edwards before, not just once but THREE documented times! There are even photos of the meetings in today's papers to prove it.
Also his feeble defense of Halliburton's (he was the former CEO for those who aren't familiar with it) fines for a number of inappropriate, if not illegal, actions was deplorable, if you ask me.
The fact that they got $7 BILLION worth of no bid
contracts for work in Iraq is a true outrage.
Halliburton itself even acknowledged accepting kickbacks of $6 million for the $7 billion no bid contract.
The articles are at USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/2004-01-23-halliburton-kickbacks_x.htm
the Boston Globe and CBS.
I wouldn't be surprised if some of Edwards claims during the debate were also distorted, but Cheney has taken a hit in the press for a few outright lies.
I do think that the Cheney Edwards debate didn't have the same impact
on undecided voters as the Kerry Bush debate, where Kerry clearly dominated according to the 'debate winner' polls.
I think the outsourcing issue might be a big factor in terms of the deciding how people working in IT (Information Technology) will vote; Bush/Cheney support it strongly, Kerry/Edwards are against it.