Last night was the first presidential candidate debate of the 2020 campaign season.
The immediate takeaways were that:
1. Chris Wallace fought hard but lost the fight by decision to @realDonaldTrump
2. Biden’s favorite son was Beau, not Hunter.
3. Jill Biden hid behind a mask, Melania did not.
4. Democrats grooming is for mail vote election chaos, Trump knows it & will be ready.
5. Biden looks ill, Trump looked tanned, rested, and ready.
6. Biden allowed to interrupt, Wallace chastised Trump.
7. Police support Trump, none support Biden.
8. When Wallace stayed out of it, Trump won by 3 1/2 years over Biden 47 years.
9. Trump had a mask handy, Biden did not.
10. Biden is the Democratic Party, Democratic Party is dying.
11. America apparently had a recession before Covid-19 & no one knew it.
12. There is a difference between unsolicited mailed ballots & solicited absentee ballots.
13. AOC & Pelosi will be upset that Biden does not support Green New Deal. Or does he?
14. Trump is a brawler, Biden is a name-caller.
15. With 4-5 exceptions, Fox is CNN.
16. Trump had facts, Biden had talking points.
17. Biden will pack SCOTUS.
Given the fact that Biden could be even worse in the next debates if the moderator remains neutral, the Dems decided to urge Biden to cancel the next two debates.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called on Joe Biden to “not do any more debates,” tweeting that the first showdown between the current president and the former vice president was “a disgrace.”
“This is a colossal waste of the American people’s time. If they are not going to cut his mic so we can have an exchange of ideas, then Biden should not attend any more debates,” the “Morning Joe” host tweeted to his more than 2.7 million followers.
“Hey Team Biden, if this continues you, pull him off the stage. And do not do any more debates. This is a disgrace,” he added.
No more debates. Because that was not a debate. Biden was great by the way.
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) September 30, 2020
CNN’s David Axelrod also floated the idea that Biden should consider not debating Trump for the final two contests in October.
“I think Biden has a decision to make,” Axelrod said, later adding, “I don’t think the country will be yearning for these. You know what will happen if Biden says he doesn’t want to dignify another debate. I don’t think the country wants another one of these spectacles.”
Leftist actor George Takei:
No more debates. We’re hurting enough.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 30, 2020
No more debates. Stop.
— howardfineman (@howardfineman) September 30, 2020
“I suspect Biden ended up benefitting…But Americans of all stripes should be ashamed of what we saw—what the world saw—on Tuesday night. Donald Trump is a shameful figure. But that he will have been our 45th president is our shame as a nation.”https://t.co/Iobc4f339t
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) September 30, 2020
WaPo’s Margaret Sullivan
Dear Debate Commission: Fix the debate format (Penalty box? Mute button? Stun gun?) or cancel the next two. My column. https://t.co/yystmAZvGr
— Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) September 30, 2020
There should be no more debates. As Jake Tapper said, “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire.” #Debates2020
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) September 30, 2020
And few Rinos’:
As I earlier tonight, there is no need for any further national humiliation: this was the first and should be the last #PresidentialDebate. What on this blessed earth makes you believe the next two debates will be better than this? Let’s just #VOTE https://t.co/DXg7UMVL79
— Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) September 30, 2020
The debate “was a disgrace because of the behavior of one man, Donald Trump. The interrupting and the bullying, the absence of both decency and dignity— gave the affair the rare and sickening character of a national humiliation.” @BillKristol https://t.co/Ml0eE1ICry
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) September 30, 2020
There appears to be a wide consensus between the Dems and Rinos’ about the messy and ugly nature of the first debate — which was filled with interruptions and insults. Two more debated are scheduled for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22, with a vice presidential debate set for Oct. 7.
The next debate takes place on Oct. 15 in Miami with C-SPAN’s Steve Scully moderating.
Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a “constitutional conservative”.