Perhaps the last question of this second debate was the most telling. A key mark of true leadership is the ability to identify, and then learn from, mistakes. Bush has been criticized repeatedly, and rightly, for being unable to identify and learn from mistakes in order to make better decisions in the future.
When asked a direct question from one of the audience members concerning three mistakes he has made in the last four years, Bush once again avoided responding to the question, and talked abstractly about being willing to take responsibility, some time in the future, for mistakes that future historians identify in his presidency.
We need a leader who listens, learns, and grows, who responds correctly to events as they arise, and adjusts course when he sees the necessity. Once again we've seen why Kerry is the president for 2004.