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  • Trump Generously Offers To Give Biden 30-Minute Head Start On All Debate Responses (satire)

    07/02/2020 3:30:44 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | July 01 2020
    WASHINGTON, D.C.óThere has been talk about canceling the Trump-Biden debates, since Biden might have trouble competing with Trump's scathing wit and daunting intellect, or at least might just have trouble stringing together sentences. But Trump, being generous in demeanor and full of grace, has offered to give Biden a full 30-minute head start on all debate responses. The president made the offer at a press conference this morning. "We want this to be a fair fight," he said. "Biden can go ahead and take an extra thirty minutes. Heck, he could take an extra hour. I'm very tough to debate...
  • The COVID-19 Hype is Needed In Order to Justify Holding ďVirtual DebatesĒ Between Biden and Trump Ė (Among Other Motives)Ö

    06/26/2020 7:27:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 06/26/2020 | Sundance
    In order to support the most important political objectives of the DNC writ large in the 2020 election, COVID-19 hype is essential: ‚ô¶Without COVID-19 panic Democrats cannot easily achieve ‚Äėmail-in‚Äô voting; which they desperately need in key battleground states in order to control the outcome.‚ô¶Without COVID-19 panic Democrats cannot shut down rallies and political campaigning efforts of President Trump; which they desperate need to do in key battleground states.‚ô¶Without COVID-19 panic Democrats cannot block the campaign contrast between an energetic President Trump and a physically tenuous, mentally compromised, challenger.‚ô¶Without COVID-19 panic Democrats do not have an excuse for cancelling...
  • Second presidential debate moved from Michigan to Miami over coronavirus fears

    06/23/2020 7:55:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | 23 JUN 2020 | Melissa Quinn
    Washington ó The second scheduled presidential debate between President Trump and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been moved from Michigan to Florida following concerns about the large crowds expected in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Tuesday the debate scheduled for October 15 will now be held at the ...
  • University of Michigan to withdraw from hosting 2020 presidential debate

    06/22/2020 11:38:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 22 2020 | Elizabeth Rosner
    The University of Michigan will withdraw from hosting one of the 2020 presidential debates this fall, a report said Monday. The university was scheduled to host the second of three debates between President Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on October 15. ďU-M is making the move because of concerns of bringing the campaigns, media and supporters of both candidates to Ann Arbor and campus during a pandemic,Ē sources told The Detroit Free Press.
  • Biden campaign commits to three debates as Trump pushes for a fourth

    06/22/2020 11:39:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 91 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 22, 2020 | Emily Larsen
    Joe Biden committed to participating in three planned debates against President Trump while criticizing Trump for trying to add an additional debate. ďJoe Biden looks forward to facing Donald Trump in a multi-debate series that the American people have come to expect from their leaders; we hope that President Trump would not break that tradition or make excuses for a refusal to participate,Ē Biden campaign manager Jen OíMalley Dillon wrote Monday in a letter to the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates
  • Biden campaign rebukes Trump effort to push for more debates

    06/18/2020 9:14:38 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 18 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Former Vice President Joe Bidenís campaign on Thursday rejected reported plans by President Trumpís reelection campaign to push for scheduling further presidential debates between the two. Kate Bedingfield, the deputy campaign manager and communications director for the Biden campaign said that now that Trump is dipping in the polls, he wants to refocus attention on his campaign for additional debates. ďSix months after announcing he did not want to debate, Donald Trump ó now trailing in the polls ó wants to change the subject from his failed leadership, and launch a Ďcampaigní for many debates. But thereís a catch: heíll...
  • Trump team to press for more debates against Biden

    06/18/2020 11:25:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 18 2020 | Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley
    President Trumpís reelection campaign is seeking to wield more influence over the fall presidential debates, drafting former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to lead an effort to push for more debates and for the campaign to have a say in who moderates them. The Commission on Presidential Debates has so far scheduled four debates: three between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, and one between Vice President Pence and whomever emerges as Bidenís running mate. The Trump campaign has seized on the idea that the more Biden appears in the spotlight, the more likely...
  • Itís Time To Get Back On The Campaign Trail

    06/10/2020 7:32:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 10, 2020 | David Marcus
    The lockdowns are ending, it is time for the 2020 general election to truly begin.Thereís a presidential election going on, remember? Like so much of American life the campaign has been on hold for these past few months. President Trump spent most of the time locked in the White House, Joe Biden bunkered in the basement and the entire race just kind ground to a standstill. But now that the protestors have broken the lockdown there is no reason we should not return to the bells, whistles, and traditions of a presidential race. The Trump campaign announced this week that...
  • Do we need debates? The choice between Trump and Biden is simple and stark.

    05/11/2020 5:03:33 PM PDT · by bkopto · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | may 11, 2020 | hugh hewitt
    Even if the aging influence of the Commission on Presidential Debates somehow holds up, voting in many states will be underway before President Trump faces off against former vice president Joe BidenBut Trump would be crazy to accept the commissionís schedule or its role in setting formats and moderators. (SNIP) It would be odd for Trump to agree to debate Biden under the authority of a commission deeply biased toward Beltway group think, no matter how confident he is that the former vice president lacks the energy to go two hours against him. But why walk into three ambushes? (SNIP)...
  • VANITY: My Thoughts On What a Trump/Biden Debate Should Look Like (And How Biden Might Cheat His Way Out!)

    04/25/2020 1:54:29 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 39 replies
    Self ^ | 4/25/20 | Self
    This quarantine/lockdown has me thinking of how many ways Joe Biden will try to finagle his way out of the Presidential Debates come Sept. & Oct. -- or how he'll try to cheat his way out. For one, he's been living in the comfort of his basement and doing interviews remotely for the past month and a half. He's comfortable doing this because he's 'bubblewrapped' in a way where he doesn't have to see anyone and he gets his answers fed to him by his minions to his earpiece. The Trump Team should DEMAND that Joe shows up to all...
  • Help me out: Did the Democrat presidential debates in December, January or February even MENTION coronavirus?

    04/07/2020 1:27:20 PM PDT · by rintintin · 24 replies
    April 7 2020 | rintintin
    I though I heard Mark Steyn, subbing for Rush, say something about no mention of the coronavirus in the Dem debates (at least before the March debate btw Biden and Bernie). Did I hear that right? Since I didn't watch any of the debates, I can't say one way or the other. I DO remember Nancy Pelosi going to SF's Chinatown in February and urging folks to go out to dinner.
  • Joe Biden Dismisses Bernie Sanders Challenge for April Presidential Debate

    03/26/2020 8:02:56 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    Democracy Now ^ | MAR 26, 2020
    ¬† Senator Bernie Sanders has challenged former Vice President Joe Biden to a 12th and final debate next month, signaling he will continue to compete for the Democratic Party‚Äôs presidential nomination. The Democratic National Committee has yet to schedule a date or a broadcast partner for an April debate, and on Wednesday Biden dismissed the idea. Joe Biden: ‚ÄúMy focus is just dealing with this crisis right now. I haven‚Äôt thought about any more debates. I think we‚Äôve had enough debates. I think we should get on with this.‚ÄĚ
  • Biden: 'I think we've had enough debates'

    03/25/2020 11:18:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 25 2020 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said itís time for the Democratic primary to draw to a close and signaled a disinterest in participating in a final debate against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). ďMy focus is just dealing with this crisis right now,Ē Biden said at a virtual press conference. ďI havenít thought about any more debates. I think weíve had enough debates. I think we should get on with this." The remarks come a day after the Sanders campaign reiterated its intention to participate in the 12th debate of the primary cycle. Biden and Sanders are the only...
  • After this debate, what possible rationale does Bernie Sanders have for staying in the race?

    03/15/2020 10:57:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    WP ^ | 3/15/20 | By Jennifer Rubin
    The debate between former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was entirely unnecessary given that Sanders is all but eliminated as a serious contender. He continues to take money from donors and encourage others to congregate (for example, phone banking), which is neither reasonable nor responsible. The debate changed nothing and suggests Sanders should have exited the race. Biden made real news committing to pick a woman as vice president. Biden also promised to nominate an African American woman to the Supreme Court. Sanders tried to argue about Bidenís past votes on the Hyde Amendment, which restricts...
  • Bernie Sanders not dropping out, spokeswoman says

    03/10/2020 9:55:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    WE ^ | | March 10, 2020 11:16 PM | Joseph Simonson
    He may walk away from Tuesday with only a single win, or possibly none, yielding few delegates, but Bernie Sanders isn't dropping out yet. The press secretary for the Vermont senator's presidential campaign tweeted out that the public shouldn't expect any news about the Democratic primary ending any time soon. "I, for one, am extremely excited about this debate all the moderates are panicking about," wrote Briahna Joy Gray, referencing the upcoming debate on Sunday in Phoenix. "The delegate count difference is only about 150 points out of 4051 total. America finally gets to see Biden defend his ideas, or...
  • DNC Changes Debate Rules So Biden Can Sit Down

    03/08/2020 3:42:44 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 93 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | March 8, 2020 | staff writer
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC), aided by CNN, appears to be changing the rules for the next Democratic presidential nominee debate again. This time, apparently, so former vice president Joe Biden can sit down.
  • Here It Goes Ė DNC Says Joe Biden Needs Chair and Desk for Next DebateÖ

    03/08/2020 3:56:53 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 108 replies ^ | 3/8/20 | sundance
    ..And it begins; right on cue. The DNC and CNN collaborate to provide Joe Biden with his preferred comfort format for the next debate on March 15th between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. The Club knows Biden does best in debate formats when sitting down at a desk; just like the 2012 debate between Biden and Paul Ryan. CNN is hosting the debate, and CNN is the most friendly control operation for the needs of the Club. So what happensÖ CNN and The Club agree to a small venue town hall format where Joe Biden will be sitting down at...
  • Democratic Debate Doom

    02/28/2020 3:37:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | February 28, 2020 | David Limbaugh
    One overarching truth emerged from the cacophonous Democratic debate this week: The Democrats haven't got game. They're floundering. They're lost. And they're coming up short. Everyone on that stage except maybe the clueless Michael Bloomberg recognized that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the dominant front-runner, so they trained their sights on him, which is hardly a smart strategy for ingratiating yourself to the Democratic base responsible for his popularity. It's like trying to win someone's love by trashing his family. So right out of the gates, these contenders shot themselves in the foot. Not a good look. Moderator Norah O'Donnell, herself...
  • Bloomberg the Nanny

    02/26/2020 3:49:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 26, 2020 | John Stossel
    Good for Mike Bloomberg. During his first debate, he slammed Bernie Sanders by saying: "We're not going to throw out capitalism. We tried that. Other countries tried that. It was called communism, and it just didn't work!" Exactly right. It's safe to say Bloomberg is not a communist. I wonder if that means there's still room for him in the Democratic Party. Unfortunately, Bloomberg is no principled, limited-government capitalist, either. Like his fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump, he's used to getting his own way at his own company. Unfortunately, he assumes government should function in a similar fashion. Instead...
  • Debating Bernie Sanders 'is like wrestling smoke'

    02/26/2020 2:50:26 AM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 39 replies
    US Democratic candidate Joe Biden keeps on "rolling out the gaffes" however, debating Bernie Sanders is similar to "wrestling smoke" according to the Daily Telegraph's Tim Blair. ... Mr. Blair told Sky News host Chris Kenny, politically "Bernie Sanders is alot harder to lay a glove on" than his opponents. "He's talking about a paradise, a socialist kind of super world where all is free and fair... How do you argue against invisibility like that?" ...