• The Next Debate: In-Person or President Trump Says: No Way

    Surge Summary: The Commission on Presidential Debates have now cancelled the next face-to-face Presidential Debate and are planning a virtual one instead. There are practical concerns about this arrangement and Donald Trump is refusing to participate in it unless it is an in-person event.

    The Commission on Presidential Debates announced this morning that the next presidential debate, scheduled to be held on October 15th, will be conducted virtually with President Trump and Joe Biden appearing from remote locations.

    The idea is totally outrageous, and the president quickly rejected the new format, saying, “They’re trying to protect Biden.  Everybody is.”  He’s right about that.  The media are totally in the tank for Biden.

    The Trump campaign is now recommending that the second and third debates be delayed a week to October 22nd and October 29th.  The Biden campaign, however, does not want another debate after the 22nd.

    Here’s the obvious problem with a “virtual debate:” If the candidates were allowed to appear remotely, there’s no way to guarantee that Biden wasn’t being assisted off camera in some way.

    For example, what if they had trouble getting his teleprompter to keep up?  That would be really embarrassing during a nationally televised debate!

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    Image: Joe Biden; Adapted from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/49404651143;

    Image: Donald Trump: Adapted from: By Адміністрація Президента України, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74605842

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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