Tonight is the last
tug of war speeches debate between the two nominees of their respective parties. One of them should have never been there but managed to wreck our country further, and the other one still wants an Obama-Biden revival.
He shouldn’t be there either.
But we got outnumbered. We know Bernie would have ripped Trump up and down on the pandemic alone and finished him there.
Lots of new #Debates2020 rules tonight. Mics will be muted during the two-minute opening remarks by the candidates at the start of each 15-minute segment of the debate. Can Donald Trump avoid interrupting Joe Biden for two minutes? If you know Trump, you know that’s a tall order.
— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) October 23, 2020
So the debate moderator at the debate site of Belmont University, Nashville, is Kristen Welker of NBC News. There will be 6 topics, and they are as follows:
- Fighting COVID
- American Families
- Race in America
- Climate Change
- National Security
Hmmm, let’s see. Except for maybe topic number 2, in which both candidates have family members who have benefitted from political ties to them, Trump will either take the Amy Barrett approach, and change the subject, or we will see “the best ever” answers. Biden will be able to speak to Fighting COVID and National Security at least. The rest– whatever their consultants may prep them for.
The moderator will not have control of the microphone, so it’s not exactly clear who will be muting it.
The debate will be 9-10:30 PM EDT on ABC · CBS · NBC · PBS
Stream: C-SPAN on YouTube · CBSN · CNNgo · Fox News Go · USA Today BBC News on YouTube TV
Apps: CBS News App · Fox News App · NBC News
Guess it’s time for popcorn and plenty of water to chase those cocktails/beers. Benny’s Bar is open, place an order.
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