The Presidential Debate Show in Summary

Pratt on Texas - copyright Pratt on Texas all rights reservedAs to the presidential candidate show on Tuesday night, a set of headlines from the same publication in the same morning emails tell a good bit of the story:

All four were headlines of columns from writers at The Spectator and all four represent how I saw the show.

“Mud-wrestling” is an exceptable description and Trump “was his own worst enemy.” Joe Biden, heretofore Mannequin Joe (who has to move their shoulders and neck in order to pivot their face?!) had pupils so dilated that it was shocking. Under the TV lights the opposite should be the case, well, unless you’re taking some pharmaceutical that causes such.

The most accurate thing of those headlines is one writer saying Biden won and the other Trump.

The debate was rotten mostly because the moderator couldn’t set aside all his preparatory work to let the candidates debate, or go after each other, when such was the natural flow.

The debate was rotten mostly because the moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News, couldn’t set aside all his preparatory work to let the candidates debate, or go after each other, when such was the natural flow. Doing so is an extremely hard skill to master as an interviewer but it would have been so much more worth our time had Wallace done so.

Frankly, the candidates were a perfect reflection of our country at the moment. Neither were less belligerent, interruptive, and impatient than the two opposing camps which dominate our politics at present. And like those societal divisions, each is coming from such a differing universe of thought that the other has little chance of understanding even the basics of what’s being said – crosstalk or not.

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