2020 Presidential Debates

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I’m sure this will be comment and newsworthy so let’s consolidate it to one locale.

First news:

https://www.foxnews.com/media/chris-wallace-moderate-first-trump-biden-presidential-debate

Fox News' Chris Wallace to moderate first Trump-Biden presidential debate

Debate scheduled for September 29

Brian Flood2 hours ago
Fox News' Chris Wallace to host first presidential debateVideo
“FOX News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace has been selected to moderate the first presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Wednesday.

Wallace will moderate the first debate, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Cleveland.

Other moderators announced for future debates are Susan Page of USA Today, Steve Scully of C-SPAN and Kristen Welker of NBC News.

FOX NEWS MAKES HISTORY WITH MASSIVE AUDIENCE FOR TRUMP’S GOP RENOMINATION ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

Wallace won wide praise for his performance moderating a 2016 debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton. That was the first time a Fox News anchor had been selected to moderate a general election debate.

“We are grateful to these experienced journalists, who will help ensure that the general election presidential debates continue to serve their unique educational purpose of helping the public learn about the candidates. Each individual brings great professionalism to moderating and understands that the purpose of the 2020 debate formats is to facilitate in-depth discussion of major topics,” CPD co-chairs Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., Dorothy S. Ridings and Kenneth Wollack said in a statement.

Chris Wallace praises Mike Pence's RNC speech, says vice president took some liberties with COVID responseVideo
The first debate will be divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes each, on major topics to be selected by Wallace himself and announced at least one week before the debate, the CPD announced.

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The “FOX News Sunday” anchor will open each segment with a question and each candidate will have two minutes to respond, the organizers said. Trump and Biden then would have a chance to respond to each other, while Wallace could use any remaining time to ask the candidates to elaborate on the subject.

Wallace, who also has co-moderated multiple primary debates, has won every major broadcast news award during his storied career. He has received three Emmy Awards, the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton and the Peabody Award, among many others.

Fox News' Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.
 

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They should be good, you got smart off, loud mouth trump vs senile Joe who occasionally (quite often it seems) doesn't make sense.
 

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Will there be side bets. If there are, I got less than 45 minutes into the first debate, Biden will threaten President Trump with physical harm.
 

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Biden will challenge Trump to a push up contest within 30 minutes of the first debate.............come on man!!
 

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I don't think any non-delusional person expects Biden to hold his own in these debates (should they happen).

Trump needs to control himself and attack only Biden and the leftist agenda, and never go after the moderators. Otherwise, stay composed and appear both presidential and optimistic.

Biden needs to get Trump riled up so he makes mistakes off the cuff, including seeming to be the only sane person onstage if Trump attacks the moderators.

No matter what, it will be must-see TV.
 

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If I were Trump, I would be armed with an arsenal of accusations about Biden's past policies and statements, and when he denies everything, have the actual footage and clips of Biden ready to go and put them up on Twitter during commercial breaks.
 

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It would be hilarious if Trump whipped out his phone from his suit-jacket pocket and live tweeted during the commercial breaks in full view of the cameras. It wouldn't be presidential, but the media meltdown would be ROFL .

"Sleepy Joe can't even put coherent sentences together!"

"Hiden' doesn't even know where he is!"

"Joe can't wait to get back to his basement!"
 

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If I were Trump, I would be armed with an arsenal of accusations about Biden's past policies and statements, and when he denies everything, have the actual footage and clips of Biden ready to go and put them up on Twitter during commercial breaks.

In a sense, that's a predictable attack, and so presumably Joe's handlers will prepare a response for them. Assuming Joe can regurgitate his coached response, not a given i grant you, then that would reduce the effectiveness of such a tactic.

No, I think a better approach is to try to force Joe to ad lib something that he hadn't been coached on.

Not sure at the moment, just what such a line of attack would consist of. Have to think about it for a bit.

Edit: I know.

His lies about the traffic accident that killed his wife Neilia and daughter Naomi.

He has repeatedly claimed it was a drunk driver that killed them.

Hell, even CBS news says the other driver wasn't drunk.

At least twice, Biden himself has made public references to alcohol being involved in the crash. In 2007 Biden said the truck driver "allegedly ... drank his lunch." And multiple news outlets, including CBS News, have reported that Dunn was drunk.

Hamill disputes that - saying her dad had not been drinking.

"The truth is, it was a tragic accident," she said. "No alcohol was involved."

The police reports have been lost, but Delaware Judge Jerome Herlihy, who investigated the crash, supports Hamill's claim.

He told CBS News, "There was no indication that the truck driver had been drinking."

And last fall, a spokesman for Biden said that the senator "fully accepts the Dunn family's word that these rumors were false."

So hammer him on being "loose" with the truth, using this as the wedge argument. Turn the Trump ridicule language up to 11.

I doubt regardless of what coaching he may have been given, he'll be able to maintain his cool and will say something stupid, and then Trump pounces.
 
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Pointing out ALL his incredibly racist statements over almost 50 years.

Pointing out how many things he was wrong on and subsequently flipped regarding China virus.

Both issues Sleepy hold a lead in per polling - grain of salt there.

The key for Trump is to do it gently. The other demo he needs to convince is the female voters. Some don’t mind a knock down drag out bar fight. But I’d venture to guess more of them are in his camp already. He has to beat Biden on substance. Gently. To secure more of those on the fence women that would be turned away by a beat down tantamount to elderly abuse.

Hammer safety and security. Law and order. No new taxation. And how the economy is already stoked for a great recovery, now just imagine when food and entertainment industry regains form.

His re-election may hinge on just how personable he can project to the public. He has a very invigorated base. But to counter that mail in fraud he’s got to convince Independents, minorities, and women stronger than last time.
 
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Dear god, Sleepy is TOAST.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/04/50-questions-no-reporter-dare-asks-joe-biden-and-his-campaign/

50 Questions No Reporter Dare Asks Joe Biden And His Campaign

When Biden actually agrees to an interview or offers to take questions, most reporters simply ask leading, softball questions or merely state something for Biden to nod in agreement with.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 By Jordan Davidson
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden doesn’t face the same scrutiny the media applies to President Trump. Whether it is due to gaffes, his inability to complete some sentences, or lack of knowledge on a subject, Biden has proven that interviews are not for him and the media has covered accordingly.

When Biden actually agrees to an interview or offers to take questions, most reporters simply ask leading, softball questions or merely state something for Biden to nod in agreement with. Many times, Biden refuses to take questions altogether.


If Biden ever decides to take questions from the press again, here’s a list of questions reporters wouldn’t dare ask him and his campaign for fear of risking their esteemed reputations as some of the loudest voices for Democrats.

On COVID
How do you plan on enforcing a national mask mandate if you are elected? Should states that abide by your national mask mandate use police to enforce it? Won’t that necessarily create more interactions with cops at a time of tension?

Given its outsized role in the numbers of virus deaths in America, should there be a federal investigation into why New York patients were forced into nursing homes by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s policy directive?

On Media
Why do you perpetually fail to take questions from reporters at your minimal number of press conferences?

Does your administration have any plans to address the censorship by big tech companies of conservative media and voices?

On Kamala Harris
VP pick Kamala Harris said she believed the women who accused you of sexual assault, but Biden denied their allegations. Has Harris changed her position on supporting potential victims of sexual assault?

Why is Harris bailing out rioters, including those who are suspected of shooting at police, murdering a friend, and a convicted sex offender?

On Rioting And Violence
Will you ever directly condemn Antifa and the Black Lives Matter rioters as the cause for the violence ripping through the nation’s cities?

Would you allow the National Guard into cities like Portland that have seen 100 days of violence, rioting, and even death?

What, if anything, can be done to stop the epidemic of violence in Chicago and other cities? Have their Democrat leaders failed the citizens there?

On Foreign Policy
You have repeatedly claimed that you moved into opposition against the Iraq War, which you championed as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, soon after it began. Yet in 2003 and 2004 you didn’t utter a word of criticism of the war –it took until 2005 for you to change your stance. In July 2003 you called your vote the right vote then, and the right vote today. Why are you lying about your record on Iraq? How do you justify previously supporting and enabling the Iraq War? What effect will that have on your foreign policy agenda if you are elected president? How can we trust you will not lead us into another similar war in the future?

If elected, how do you plan on addressing the rising threat of China concerning intellectual property theft as well as their human rights violations?

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was recently asked whether he would reconsider his remark that you have been wrong about nearly every major foreign policy and national security decision of the past 40 years. He declined. You can’t both be right. Why is he wrong?

You have publicly supported China’s one-child policy. According to numerous eyewitness reports and documentaries, this policy has forced women to be held down against their will, screaming, while their children were yanked from their wombs and ripped apart. Please explain how you can support this policy, as well as its American counterpart in abortion on demand, while still saying it is Donald Trump who is a morally unfit leader.

On Guns
In 2013 you suggested that people, especially women, acquire a shotgun for self-defense over an AR-15 because ARs are “harder to aim, harder to use.” Have you ever shot an AR?

You have expressed interest in banning the AR-15, but would you be in favor of banning all semiautomatic rifles? If not, why not?

How would such bans be enforced given the popularity of such guns? Who would compel American citizens to hand them over — the police?

On Sports
Should college sports come back this fall? If a vaccine is in place, how long would we need to wait to see if college sports can resume?

You recently praised NBA players for “moral leadership” and “using their platform for good” but have not acknowledged that they violated their contracts to protest the shooting of a man with an outstanding warrant accused of sexually and physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend. What are your thoughts on the morality of physical and sexual assault?

On Education
Data shows childhood development is dramatically harmed by online learning, but children have very little likelihood of harm from the coronavirus. Why would you force them to learn online?

Democrats claim they want more women in the workforce and more women advancing into high-level positions. How does forcing women to stay home to homeschool their children accomplish this goal?

On Women
The current data shows that working women have been disproportionately hurt in their careers and incomes by coronavirus shutdowns. How can you support such shutdowns and say you are pro-woman?

On Nancy Pelosi
The speaker of the House was recently seen violating local COVID-19 mandates to get her hair done without a mask at a San Francisco salon. Other Democratic leaders have also violated COVID-19 regulations to keep their comfort. What are your thoughts on leaders who don’t follow the rules that they create, encourage, and condemn others for not following?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she doesn’t believe you should participate in debates with President Trump, accusing him of trying to “undermine the elections” and disrespecting “the democratic process.” Do you believe that participating in debates where you can each share your opinions free of regulation or limitation violates these concepts?

On The Economy And Taxes
Would your plan to increase taxes hurt the economy’s recovery after the COVID-19 crisis?

You promised on the campaign trail in 2008 that the Obama-Biden administration would never raise taxes on anyone making under $250,000 a year. Virtually every fact-checker including the left-leaning PolitiFact says you broke that promise. Why should we believe you when you now promise that no household making under 400,000 a year will get a tax hike?

The trustees for the nation’s entitlement programs say they are insolvent and will begin lacking the funds to pay out their obligations within just a few years. How do you propose to fix this problem?

Your answers to many problems are raising taxes “on the wealthy.” The nation’s top 10 percent reported a cumulative income of nearly $5 trillion in 2016. That’s every penny they earned in that year. It is enough to fund the federal government for one year currently, with a bit of change. How is it mathematically possible to pay for additional tens of trillions of dollars in federal spending without either literally enslaving the rich or raising taxes dramatically on everyone — especially when we already have more than $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities for existing programs?

On Abortion
You reversed your long-held position to say you’re now in favor of taxpayer funding for abortions. What changed your mind about funding abortions?

How do you reconcile your Catholic faith and teachings with your pro-abortion stance?

Democrats in states like New York have passed laws effectively allowing abortions up until birth. Should taxpayers fund such abortions, particularly for poor women who can’t afford them?

Campaigning in South Carolina, you suggested that it would be a good thing for the United States to help fund abortions for women in poor countries to discourage overpopulation. Do you plan to use taxpayer dollars in this effort, and if so, what countries do you plan to target?

On The Environment
You have previously said you want to ban fracking but then claimed that Trump was lying about your position. Why is it a lie to say you want to ban fracking, when you said repeatedly you would ban or get rid of it?

You have publicly stated that climate change is a national and global emergency. Does its urgency outpace the coronavirus? If so, would shutting down the entire nation indefinitely be justified to also address climate change?

You and your campaign website have repeatedly warned of “increasingly intense hurricanes” and natural disasters due to climate change. According to NYT bestselling author and climate activist Michael Shellenberger, “hurricanes aren’t increasing in frequency,” and data shows that “deaths from natural disasters are at their lowest point in 120 years.” Why is your campaign making inaccurate claims about climate, and do you plan to correct them?

On Donald Trump
What if anything did you say to encourage the surveillance of Donald Trump’s campaign and associates before you departed the White House in 2009?

What is your plan to prosecute the corruption found inside the FBI, CIA, and Department of Justice’s top leadership to frame a Republican presidential candidate for treason?

On Democratic Leadership
Is Bill De Blasio a good mayor?

Is Ted Wheeler a good mayor?

Is Lori Lightfoot a good mayor?

Is Andrew Cuomo a good governor?

On Racism
Please explain to me how it is non-racist to tell black people they’re not black if they don’t vote Democrat.

Is the United States a fundamentally racist nation? Is it institutionally racist?

Do you regret saying that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan intended to put black people “back in chains” in 2012?

On the Obama Administration
What did you know, and when did you know it, about the Obama administration’s weaponization of secret spy powers to undermine an election and illegally surveil Democrats’ political enemies?

On Immigration
Do you believe American taxpayers should pay the expenses of foreign citizens who illegally enter the United States, such as for food, health care, and education? Since the entire world has a lower standard of living than Americans do, why will that not encourage everyone who can to get inside our borders?

Should there be any criteria applied to those who seek U.S. citizenship? If so, what?

On America
What would you say are the top problems America faces today? In the next decade? In the next 50 years?

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.
 

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I’d simply ask him who invented the lightbulb. :coffee:
 

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I’d simply ask him who invented the lightbulb. :coffee:



I know the answer. Al Gore, right!? Do I get my gold star on my forehead now. :grovel:
 

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I know the answer. Al Gore, right!? Do I get my gold star on my forehead now. :grovel:

I'm guessing you missed this

https://twitter.com/i/status/1301681929381646336

Edit: Bonus irony points for his statement "Why in God’s name don’t we teach history in history classes?"

Silly rabbit, haven't you read 1984?

“The heresy of heresies was common sense. And what was terrifying was not that they would kill you for thinking otherwise, but that they might be right. For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable—what then?” -George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-four

Today's Critical Theory advocates embrace that history is malleable. From their perspective what we say happened in the past has nothing to do with "Truth" but "Power".

One can't mention too many old white men, since that doesn't show how other's "contributed". Even if their incremental impact was minimal.

Don't worry your mind with such trifling matters, it is far more important to show that the old white men are the source of all evil than actually teach someone just what the frack happened, and why.

The latter BTW, is the hallmark of an actual history instruction. Regurgitating dates and events is meaningless if you don't have an understanding of why things happened.

Granted, the why is subject to debate, and revision as new information becomes available, but that is how one "learns" from history.
 

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I'm guessing you missed this

https://twitter.com/i/status/1301681929381646336

Edit: Bonus irony points for his statement "Why in God’s name don’t we teach history in history classes?"

Silly rabbit, haven't you read 1984?

“The heresy of heresies was common sense. And what was terrifying was not that they would kill you for thinking otherwise, but that they might be right. For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable—what then?” -George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-four

Today's Critical Theory advocates embrace that history is malleable. From their perspective what we say happened in the past has nothing to do with "Truth" but "Power".

One can't mention too many old white men, since that doesn't show how other's "contributed". Even if their incremental impact was minimal.

Don't worry your mind with such trifling matters, it is far more important to show that the old white men are the source of all evil than actually teach someone just what the frack happened, and why.

The latter BTW, is the hallmark of an actual history instruction. Regurgitating dates and events is meaningless if you don't have an understanding of why things happened.

Granted, the why is subject to debate, and revision as new information becomes available, but that is how one "learns" from history.

ROFL Nah, didn't miss it. Just seemed as rational as what Jo said lol
 

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According to Biden, a black guy invented the light bulb. Not a white man. Can you imagine the stuff he going to say during debates?
 
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