NYT Columnist Urges Biden to Change Terms of Debates with Trump

Comment by Jim Campbell

July 9th 2020

It’s not outside the realm of conceivability that Team Biden would receive the 270 electors.

There’s a lot that’s still uncertain, but here’s what we do know so far about Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s first presidential debate.

At this time, we do know so far about Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s first presidential debate.

Some would say that the settings and debate moderators were not unbiased. [Source]

There’s a lot that’s still uncertain, but here’s what we do know so far about Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s first presidential debate.

The first debate will take place in September.

The Commission on Presidential Debates will host three presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate later this year.

As is tradition, the debates will almost certainly be held at universities.

The first presidential debate, when the incumbent President Trump will face off against Joe Biden, will be held on Tuesday, September 29 at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

The second presidential debate was expected to take place at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Thursday, October 15, but in June, the institution withdrew from hosting the event due to health concerns amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“It is with great disappointment that I must ask for the University of Michigan to be released from its agreement with the Commission on Presidential Debates to host the Presidential Debate on Oct. 15, 2020,” Michigan’s president, Mark Schlissel, said in a statement Tuesday.

In 2016 candidate Trump gave no ground to the talking head who obviously favored Hillary Clinton.

NO FAVORITISM AMONG CNN’S TALKING HEADS??

Hey, what did you want? it was“ In consideration of the public health guidelines in our state as well as advice from our own experts — we feel it is not feasible for us to safely host the presidential debate as planned.’’

A replacement location has not been announced.

The final debate is set for Thursday, October 22 at Belmont University in Nashville.

Despite the change in location, all three debates are expected to begin at 9 p.m. ET, and will run for 90 minutes without any commercial breaks. No moderators have been announced as yet.

July would be a nice time to put Joe and Hunter Biden before a grand jury in an attempt to how much money the Biden’s made off the double-dealing Ukreinean/China connection.

Breitbart

Haris Alic

July 8th. 2020

A prominent columnist for the New York Times is urging Joe Biden’s campaign to rethink the terms agreed upon for the three debates between their candidate and President Donald Trump.

“I worry about Joe Biden debating Donald Trump,” Thomas Friedman, a political and foreign affairs columnist at the Times wrote on Tuesday.

“He should do it only under two conditions. Otherwise, he’s giving Trump unfair advantages.”

Friedman, who has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work, proceeded to argue that the former vice president should not appear at the debates unless Trump releases his tax returns and a “real-time fact-checking team approved by both candidates” is included in the debates.

Ten “minutes before the scheduled conclusion of the debate this team report on any misleading statements, phony numbers or outright lies either candidate had uttered,” he wrote. “That way no one in that massive television audience can go away easily misled.”

The columnist asserted that the two conditions would ensure both candidates were on even footing, especially as “Trump might very well lie and mislead for the entire debate, forcing Biden to have to spend a majority of his time correcting [him] before making his own points.”

“He should not go into such a high-stakes moment ceding any advantages to Trump,” Freidman wrote. “Trump is badly trailing in the polls, and he needs these debates much more than Biden does to win over undecided voters.”

The column comes as Biden has agreed to take part in only the customary three debates between the Republican and Democrat presidential candidates. Trump, who last year floated the idea of skipping the debates in general, had made an aggressive push for more than three debates.

The president also sought to decrease the role of moderators in the process, allowing the candidates a less structured environment in which to exchange views and discuss topics important to the nation.

Some on the left, however, are worried that even three debates could be potentially damaging to Biden’s White House hopes.

In particular, many fear that if the former vice president’s penchant for gaffes reemerges during the televised encounters, it could potentially hurt the wide lead his campaign has established in most polls.

Biden, himself, has not addressed that likelihood, instead remaining optimistic. Last week after a speech in Delaware, Biden told reporters that he “can hardly wait” for the opportunity to face Trump on the debate stage.

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1 Response to NYT Columnist Urges Biden to Change Terms of Debates with Trump

  1. MaddMedic says:

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word… and commented:
    Can’t have a level playing field!! Biden is an idiot!!!

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