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The Great Debate is whether Joe Biden will debate Donald Trump in the series of three debates currently suggested.
While insisting that Biden “looks forward” to debating, you can see the seeds of an excuse being planted, centered around Trump allegedly abusing the debate process AND the coronavirus making travel and appearances risky to health.
I laid out the Democrat concerns in Dems fear Biden would blow it all by debating Trump.
It’s all but certain that Team Biden or their consultants are feverishly polling and focus grouping how much damage will be done to Biden if he either backs out, or imposes conditions to which he knows Trump would not agree (e.g., wearing of masks if the debate is in-person, or doing the debate remotely via video link). That damage will be weighed against the potential damage from Biden appearing disoriented and diminished during three 90-minute debates.
Joe Biden, at the National Association of Black Journalists today, attempting to show off his cognitive skills, comes across almost totally incoherent. This is hard to watch. pic.twitter.com/0MuQnY2I2U
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) August 5, 2020
Joe Biden did okay in the primary debates because he was limited to very short segments, with so many other people on the stage to take up time. But 90 minutes is a really long time. Even sympathetic questioners can’t stop Trump from attacking Biden directly.
So, will Biden debate Trump?
POLL OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT (PACIFIC TIME) ON FRIDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 7
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