Trump v Biden Debates

 

Election Day is a relic of the past. Acknowledging that millions of votes have already been cast before the traditional October debates, the Biden and Trump campaigns have accelerated the process significantly by announcing the presumptive nominees will debate June 27th in Atlanta without an audience on CNN.

The second debate will be just after the conventions September 10th on ABC. Details have not been released.

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  1. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    Burisma Joe is not going to debate. 

    He can barely handle softball interviews with a prompter. 

     

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  2. She Member
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    It does seem bit odd to have a debate before the candidates have been officially nominated by their parties.  (I get the whole “millions of votes are cast weeks and weeks before the election” bit.)  Maybe they should just scrap the conventions altogether (not likely considering the narcissists, power-brokers, and fatcats who’ll be looking for publicity/power/favors/money/the opportunity to grandstand at both of them).  But what’s the point of them then, really?

    If  Biden actually makes it to June 27 (only six weeks away), I am sure he and his “team” will be hoping to make the debate all about “newly convicted felon” Donald Trump. Unless that’ll be the excuse for calling off the debate.

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  3. Terence Smith Coolidge
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Burisma Joe is not going to debate.

    He can barely handle softball interviews with a prompter.

     

    Dang, my crystal ball is completely broken. I was convinced too there would be no presidential debates this year if DJT and FJB were the nominees.  Not doing so good on other expected outcomes either but I still hold there is a reasonable chance Biden is not the nominee.

    The 2020 debates were painful to watch. These will be excruciating. 

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  4. She Member
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    Some details have been released now, and Fox is listing Biden’s conditions for debate:

    1. No Audience
    2. No third-party candidates
    3. Limited host network options, worded in such a way that only CBS, ABC, CNN or Telemundo are eligible to host the debates
    4. Mute candidate mic after time expires, therefore no crosstalk and interruptions

    Apparently, Trump has accepted the terms.  The first debate will be hosted by CNN.

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  5. EJHill Staff
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    There should be more restrictions: No adderall or meth, no post debate spin room and Frank Luntz is dropped off on a remote Pacific island with no internet.

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  6. Rightfromthestart Coolidge
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    I heard a pundit this morning positing that the WH knows the fix is in on the NY trial and the judge will have Trump in jail or house arrest by June 27.

    I have always been against Presidential debates, Senate and House are debating societies so debating talent is required, the Presidency is an executive position, glibness is not required.

    Debates are always a trap set for Republicans, sometimes they fail to fall in but that’s the intention. I have always contended that if Kennedy had lost in 1960 as a result of the debates, the press would never had pushed for debates again.

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  7. Susan Quinn Member
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    She (View Comment):
    Mute candidate mic after time expires, therefore no crosstalk and interruptions

    I can just see Trump calling out across the stage and Joe’s mic will pick him up. Watch for it.

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  8. She Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):
    Mute candidate mic after time expires, therefore no crosstalk and interruptions

    I can just see Trump calling out across the stage and Joe’s mic will pick him up. Watch for it.

    Or maybe holding up cue cards for the television audience to read.

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  9. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    There should be more restrictions: No adderall or meth, no post debate spin room and Frank Luntz is dropped off on a remote Pacific island with no internet.

    Or just the remote Pacific. 

     

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  10. She Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    There should be more restrictions: No adderall or meth, no post debate spin room and Frank Luntz is dropped off on a remote Pacific island with no internet.

    There’s also a woman who appears occasionally on the moderator panel on one of the networks and –in heavily accented English–keeps asking one or another of the Republican candidates “Why have you fleeped?” in reference to anything she can find that indicates his or her position has changed over the course of years.  She doesn’t seem to add much to the proceedings.  It would be nice if she were gone, too. 

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  11. EJHill Staff
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    She: There’s also a woman who appears occasionally on the moderator panel on one of the networks and –in heavily accented English–keeps asking one or another of the Republican candidates “Why have you fleeped?” …It would be nice if she were gone, too.

    That would be Univision anchor Ilia Calderón. She has co-moderated debates with both CNN and Fox News. While she works for an American-based broadcaster she is not a US citizen. She is Colombian.

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  12. Jim Kearney Member
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    Turning off the microphones when time elapses should have been done decades ago. Same thing for no live audience.

    I hope Trump got input on the moderators. If not, Candy Crowley or someone like her will be Biden’s tag team partner.

    Is there a drug test for Adderall or whatever Biden may have used for the SOTU?

    Better frisk POTUS for a small earphone, too, like the one Holly Hunter used to help William Hurt in Broadcast News.

     

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  13. EJHill Staff
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    Jim Kearney: Better frisk POTUS for a small earphone, too, like the one Holly Hunter used to help William Hurt in Broadcast News.

    IFB is the best ventriloquism trick.

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  14. Terence Smith Coolidge
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    Jim Kearney (View Comment):

    Turning off the microphones when time elapses should have been done decades ago. Same thing for no live audience

     

    Best suggestion I’ve heard is the moderators mic’s should be muted as well when the candidate is talking. Can do without their interruptions and dubious fact checks

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  15. She Member
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    Terence Smith (View Comment):

    Jim Kearney (View Comment):

    Turning off the microphones when time elapses should have been done decades ago. Same thing for no live audience

     

    Best suggestion I’ve heard is the moderators mic’s should be muted as well when the candidate is talking. Can do without their interruptions and dubious fact checks

    I think the moderator’s mic should be muted when he or she is asking the question.

    Kidding.  Sort of.

    It is sickening, though, when the questions repeatedly take the form of “have you stopped beating your wife,” when they’re directed at a Republican, as opposed to the sycophantic drivel that spews out when there’s a question to a Democrat.

    There are so many ways that such an event could be used to draw a useful contrast between the candidates.

    I don’t expect any of them will actually be employed.

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  16. EJHill Staff
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    What they should do is make the candidates question each other. I mean, if this thing is going to be nonsense it might as well be a total nonsense.

     

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  17. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    There should be more restrictions: No adderall or meth, no post debate spin room and Frank Luntz is dropped off on a remote Pacific island with no internet.

    Frank Luntz would make a GREAT live-action Barney Rubble.

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  18. Full Size Tabby Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    What they should do is make the candidates question each other. I mean, if this thing is going to be nonsense it might as well be a total nonsense.

     

    Lincoln and Douglas didn’t need a moderator. 

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  19. EJHill Staff
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    Full Size Tabby: Lincoln and Douglas didn’t need a moderator.

    Both Lincoln and Douglas could put together a comprehensible English sentence, which is more than either of these guys are capable of.

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  20. genferei Member
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    A stupid decision from stupid candidates with stupid advisers for the great glorification of the stupidest institution there is: the ‘political’ media. My fervent hope is that the cringefest this will inevitably be will forever kill off the stupidity that is televised ‘debates’. 

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