Debate watch: First we watch to see if there really is a debate and then, provided there is one, we watch to see what happens.
It’s only Monday. The debate is supposed to happen Tuesday, tomorrow evening, so there’s still time for something to happen to derail it.
In a seeming effort to provide former vice president Mr. Joseph Biden with an out, Senator Nancy Pelosi has offered various excuses for why Biden should not bother to debate President Trump. She says, for example and without evidence, that Trump has “no fidelity to fact or truth, and actually … no fidelity to the Constitution” and that Biden shouldn’t “legitimize a conversation with” the President. It becomes obvious that Pelosi would prefer that Biden stay in his bunker. Why is that?
Biden is reported to have been practicing for the “debate of his life” for days. He dropped from sight last week to be coached on answers to the topics conveniently provided by the debate moderator.
One must wonder whether, as with Clinton in 2016, someone has provided Biden with the actual questions he’ll be asked, so that he can hopefully memorize his responses and stay alert enough to give them at the appropriate time.
Will the debate moderator engage in private signalling with Biden, as was suggested happened when Lester Holt “moderated” a debate between Clinton and Trump in 2016?
One also has to wonder whether Biden will have an earpiece, as has been suggested he has used in other instances, or whether there will be a hidden teleprompter, as has also happened in other instances.
President Trump has said he’s not preparing for the debates. He seems to do fine off the cuff. Let’s hope and pray the President is on his game tomorrow.
President Trump has called for drug tests to be performed before the debates. Biden has already refused in a particularly profane manner. Why is that, one wonders? Hit a nerve? Can’t pass the test? What’s the problem?
Many U.S. citizens are regularly drug tested as a condition of their employment. Biden is applying for the most important job in this Republic. Is he exempt from following rules that tens of thousands of blue collar workers such as those living in his “hometown” of Scranton have to follow on a regular basis?
What the media call a debate is anything but an actual debate. Compare a typical presidential debate to any high school or college debate and you’ll see the difference. Issues are the focus of a real debate, not “gotcha” questions meant to demean or destroy the candidate not favored by the so-called moderators. Nor are debaters personally attacked, either by moderators or their opponents.
Pray that President Trump prevails in the debates and in the upcoming election.
The future of our Republic depends upon it.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.