Damned if you do and damned if you don’t. It must be the hottest topic in the war room as handlers and benefactors try to decide whether or not to allow former Vice President Joe Biden to emerge from his protected, well-scripted cocoon to take to the debate stage with the most formidable of opponents, President Donald J. Trump.
The series of presidential debates begins Sept. 29 in South Bend, IN, and all bets are off if there will be a series of excuses in tandem for Mr. Biden to skip appearances. Out of 25 women, men, black, white, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and a fake Native American, the Democrats have labored to anoint a troubled old white guy as the man to beat Trump and save the soul of our nation. None of the original cast of wannabes made a lick of sense either, but they all could string together reasonably coherent arguments. Mr. Biden cannot remember what office he seeks or “you know, you know the thing” that most of us call the Declaration of Independence.
Somewhat important “things,” you know.
His campaign trail was littered with gaffes, cussing, threats to voters, and hair sniffing by the man who frequently forgot where the audience was located during stump speeches.
In COVID-19 quarantine – a blessing only for Biden as the election menacingly looms – Joe stays alive in the hearts and minds of potential voters by campaigning the new way: via internet. A very heavily controlled, scripted, edited internet. Liberty Nation’s Tim Donner, the guru of all things audio, opined after an episode of Biden’s Here’s the Deal podcast:
“And to say this podcast was tightly controlled – and edited – would be an understatement, to the point where it amounts to little more than a campaign commercial. Having edited audio for many more years than I care to remember, an informal personal count would put it at roughly three dozen edits, many of them abrupt. But at least, because it was recorded and heavily edited, it did not feature the type of livestream meltdowns that have recently characterized the Biden campaign.”
Live and Alive?
Hillary Clinton walked onto the debate stage with Trump prepared, with her wits about her. Love or hate her, Mrs. Clinton, a polished speaker, had clear focus and a take-no-prisoners attitude. Heck, the woman believed her press and knew in her tiny little heart that she was ahead of her opponent by 70 points or more – depending on which way the wind was blowing. That woman could hold her own.
During each debate, Trump outmaneuvered, outsmarted, and most notably derailed the former secretary of state during this exchange about 20 minutes into the second debate:
DT: “If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation – there has never been so many lies and so much deception.”
HC: “It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.”
DT: “Because you’d be in jail.”
Hillary would later revisit her campaign on a lick-your-wounds tour and blame everyone else for her epic loss. But she did admit that Trump rattled her, unnerved her, and somewhat gave her the willies.
Joe Biden is no Hillary Clinton. He will be toast. And that begs the question: Will the Democrats allow their broken-legged and bleeding deer in the headlights on the same stage with a grizzly bear newly freed from isolation?
Those of you around during the 1960 presidential debate or fans of modern history know TV appearances can make or break a candidate. Handsome and confident in front of the cameras, John F. Kennedy debated Richard M. Nixon, a man more politically astute yet under the weather and, well, sweating profusely throughout the exchange.
Folks who listened on the radio declared Nixon the winner, while television viewers awarded Kennedy the bout. Now imagine Trump pushing the buttons to activate the quick-tempered gaffe-machine, who many believe cannot withstand the beating of a two-hour live head-on collision with the grizzly bear in chief.
The Democrats cannot simply call this one in. And it portends an embarrassing doom for Biden, a scrambling to normalize the idiocy he spouts, and the full-scale selling of a defective product by the legacy media. How will they pull it off?
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