Presidential debates 2020 are over. Fortunately. I look forward to the day when the two candidates for President can stand face to face and discuss issues and problems without yelling at one another.
The boisterous one this year was Trump. Last night he was subdued compared to the first debate. However, he did increase in intensity as the debate wore on. Another half hour and he would have broken loose.
I thought Trump won. Eked out a close victory. Like a 2 point game in basketball. Such does not mean Biden was not good. Nor that he failed.
GOP pollster Frank Lunz thought Trump won. His words wise that explained his thoughts. Trump won the “final debate.” Biden “won the war.”
His conclusion is a marginal victory did nothing to move Trump forward. With the election only days away, Trump does not have time to catch Biden. It is “virtually impossible for Trump to win.”
Trump should stop saying he has done more for the blacks since Abraham Lincoln. He evidences his ignorance of American history when he does so. He fails to mention Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson. Trump could never equal the achievements the black community received when Johnson was President.
Trump could not wait to throw out the purported dirt he had on Biden and his son Hunter. Russian disinformation that several investigations have indicated there is no basis for. Not even if Giuliani says there is.
The public is not buying the story. Had it been in reverse with Trump and one of his children, the public would have believed it.
One of Biden’s best lines came after Trump had heaved the “dirt” on Biden. Biden looked into the cameras and told the American people: “You know who he is.” Intimating a corrupt individual lacking in character. A liar in most instances.
Trump’s record came into play. Biden raised many individually. Two hundred twenty thousand coronavirus deaths, coronavirus still not under control, vaccine–when?, the economy is tanked, 545 children whose parents cannot be found, alienated our allies, and pushed the Republican Party to the fringe.
Biden’s purported wrongdoing involved taking $3.5 million from Russia, doing nothing for blacks, etc. His list of sins significantly smaller than Trump’s.
Biden reflected vision in many of his responses. Trump, none.
Many of Trump’s responses bombastic. Factually, he had little to say other than constantly telling Biden he was corrupt.
Trump had no agenda, no detailed plans for what he was going to do if reelected. No policy was set forth for the next 4 years.
Biden on the other hand had detailed programs he was prepared to initiate and carry through. Trump responded each time that Biden had been in office 8 years with Obama and why didn’t he do them then.
Here is where Biden screwed up. His retort should have been that you Trump have been in office for the last 4 years. Why didn’t you do any of these things?
Each had a different approach in responding. Trump forceful and negative in tone. Biden calm and positive. I believe the American people are ready for a person with a calm positive thought out approach again.
The overall winner was the moderator. Kristen Welker did an outstanding job! She tamed the beast. Kept Trump in line.
At 7 this morning, I received a telephone call from Guy de Boer. Could I fill in at 8:48 for a guest who could not make it on his radio show. I’m always happy to do radio.
We spent our time discussing the debate.
Another record day for coronavirus yesterday! A record number of new cases. Reported were 77,640 new cases.
The CDC reported earlier in the week that coronavirus cases were surging in 75 percent of the country. Shouldn’t be. Trump says “we” have the problem under control.”
Enjoy your day!