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I just wanted to say that I think it would be a mistake to think that President Trump is going to destroy Joe Biden in the debate tomorrow. In fact, I would be willing to bet that Joe Biden may end up “winning” the debate. Why do I think that?
First of all, in the debate, Joe Biden is going to representing the “liberal” side, and anybody arguing that side always will have a big advantage when it comes to the people. After all, all the liberal has to do is argue that the government has to do more and to hand out free stuff, and greedy Americans love that. How can any conservative compete against that?
Second, Donald Trump won’t be arguing as the outsider this time; he has been the President that past four years. All Joe Biden has to do is attack Donald Trump as “the outsider” and Trump will have no choice but to respond to protect himself. That is always the tougher place to be.
Finally, we have to remember that Joe Biden has been doing debates for decades, and he knows all the arguments in his sleep. Biden could be half awake and have full-blown Alzheimer’s, but he can spout popular, crowd-pleasing liberal tropes at the drop of a hat. Also, let’s not forget that Joe Biden is a good performer, and he uses that skill to intimidate his Republican debate opponents and make them look foolish. He did that to both Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan.
Does anybody else agree with me? To be honest, I am kind of afraid to watch the debates for that reason.Published in