Mark Levin, whether you agree or not, provided an interesting review of Tuesday’s Presidential Debate (see FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE OF 2020). For example, Levin observed that Biden was the first to interrupt his opponent, and whereas Biden called Trump names Trump did not call Biden name. Those are not typical of the observations you will find in the news media.
Check out Levin’s show from yesterday, Mark Levin Audio Rewind – 9/30/20. The first half went into the Biden Trump Debate. Levin put that debate in perspective with a historical review of presidential debates.
I linked your post to mine today titled: Debate Wisdom or Folly.
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I think Biden was exasperated. Trump had largely devolved the “debate” into a food fight at that point. Also, Trump actually is a clown, always has been – do you want a thousand examples.
Nevertheless, I agree that it demeans the office that Biden hopes to hold to call the sitting President names to his face. Biden should not have taken that bait.
That said, I don’t think it hurt Joe with either the few undecided voters or those who already support Biden. Just the opposite, because Trump didn’t act very presidential and instead was very much playing the clown, it will probably help generate enthusiasm in Biden’s supporters and despair in Trump’s base. Simply put, Trump looked weak, petty and feckless. He looked like a school yard bully arguing with his irritated teachers. Trump damaged his trumped up brand as a powerful leader who is in control, and Biden strengthened his brand of being the reasonable adult in the room.
All in all, is this debate going to turn the tide either way? Probably not, it seems that the tide is already turning toward Biden and this debate just reinforced it.
I noted that as well— it’s obviously ok to call the sitting president a clown to his face and tell him to shut up— that’s the mature thing to do 🙄
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