Former Vice-President Joe Biden is actually going to debate, President Trump, three times. The events carry a wide range of expectations but for most Trump supporters I have spoken to, the debates will be the knockout they are all praying for. For a growing number of Democrats, these could be disastrous as there is a concern in their ranks about the former Vice-President’s mental acuity.
Some in the Biden camp have taken solace in the fact that Joe is not out of the basement, destroying the notion that he’s mentally fit to be President.
From Fox News
Top Joe Biden surrogate Terry McAuliffe was recorded saying Dems prefer Biden stay ‘in the basement’ “People say all the time, ‘Oh, we got to get the vice president out of the basement,'” McAuliffe told the “monthly breakfast” of the Norfolk City Democratic Committee. “He’s fine in the basement. Two people see him a day: his two body people. That’s it. Let Trump keep doing what Trump’s doing.”
With this in mind, to my surprise, the Biden campaign has just agreed to the 3 debate schedule agreed to prior to the COVID shutdown. He has benefited from the 3 months in his home basement, only broadcasting scripted video events, and speaking to a few people a day.
What can be called, train wrecks, these online events, with teleprompters, have been full of technical glitches, memory malfunctions resulting in incoherent speech, sometimes offensive to his base, and even forgetting he was live walking away from the camera. The most memorable event was the interview he forgot his mask was hanging on his ear the entire time.
Fortunately for Biden’s team, the fake news networks did a masterful job of minimizing the errors and promoting him as the only hope to stop the ‘dangerous’ Donald Trump.
Below is the tweet containing the letter from the Biden campaign manager confirming the dates.
“Vice President Biden will accept and participate in the Commission’s planned Presidential candidates’ debates for September 29, October 15, and October 22; his running mate will participate in the Vice Presidential candidates’ debate set for October 7,” the letter reads. “Joe 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.”
The presidential debates were to have taken place at the universities of Indiana, Michigan, and Tennessee. The singular vice presidential debate to take place in Utah. But this afternoon, not wanting to be responsible for the beating, I mean because of COVID-19 health concerns, Michigan University backed out. The October 15th debate will now be held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. The other 2 Presidential debates will be held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, on Sept. 29 and Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 22.
The debates will be the most anticipated, watched, and possibly one-sided Presidential debates in American history. A lot can happen before them, but the reported surge in the polls for former Vice-President Biden could be wiped out in one evening if the Trump team and many American’s expectations come to pass.