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  • Do we need debates? The choice between Trump and Biden is simple and stark.

    05/11/2020 5:03:33 PM PDT · by bkopto · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | may 11, 2020 | hugh hewitt
    Even if the aging influence of the Commission on Presidential Debates somehow holds up, voting in many states will be underway before President Trump faces off against former vice president Joe BidenBut Trump would be crazy to accept the commission’s schedule or its role in setting formats and moderators. (SNIP) It would be odd for Trump to agree to debate Biden under the authority of a commission deeply biased toward Beltway group think, no matter how confident he is that the former vice president lacks the energy to go two hours against him. But why walk into three ambushes? (SNIP)...
  • VANITY: My Thoughts On What a Trump/Biden Debate Should Look Like (And How Biden Might Cheat His Way Out!)

    04/25/2020 1:54:29 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 39 replies
    Self ^ | 4/25/20 | Self
    This quarantine/lockdown has me thinking of how many ways Joe Biden will try to finagle his way out of the Presidential Debates come Sept. & Oct. -- or how he'll try to cheat his way out. For one, he's been living in the comfort of his basement and doing interviews remotely for the past month and a half. He's comfortable doing this because he's 'bubblewrapped' in a way where he doesn't have to see anyone and he gets his answers fed to him by his minions to his earpiece. The Trump Team should DEMAND that Joe shows up to all...
  • Help me out: Did the Democrat presidential debates in December, January or February even MENTION coronavirus?

    04/07/2020 1:27:20 PM PDT · by rintintin · 24 replies
    April 7 2020 | rintintin
    I though I heard Mark Steyn, subbing for Rush, say something about no mention of the coronavirus in the Dem debates (at least before the March debate btw Biden and Bernie). Did I hear that right? Since I didn't watch any of the debates, I can't say one way or the other. I DO remember Nancy Pelosi going to SF's Chinatown in February and urging folks to go out to dinner.
  • Joe Biden Dismisses Bernie Sanders Challenge for April Presidential Debate

    03/26/2020 8:02:56 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    Democracy Now ^ | MAR 26, 2020
      Senator Bernie Sanders has challenged former Vice President Joe Biden to a 12th and final debate next month, signaling he will continue to compete for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. The Democratic National Committee has yet to schedule a date or a broadcast partner for an April debate, and on Wednesday Biden dismissed the idea. Joe Biden: “My focus is just dealing with this crisis right now. I haven’t thought about any more debates. I think we’ve had enough debates. I think we should get on with this.”
  • Biden: 'I think we've had enough debates'

    03/25/2020 11:18:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 25 2020 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said it’s time for the Democratic primary to draw to a close and signaled a disinterest in participating in a final debate against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). “My focus is just dealing with this crisis right now,” Biden said at a virtual press conference. “I haven’t thought about any more debates. I think we’ve had enough debates. I think we should get on with this." The remarks come a day after the Sanders campaign reiterated its intention to participate in the 12th debate of the primary cycle. Biden and Sanders are the only...
  • After this debate, what possible rationale does Bernie Sanders have for staying in the race?

    03/15/2020 10:57:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    WP ^ | 3/15/20 | By Jennifer Rubin
    The debate between former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was entirely unnecessary given that Sanders is all but eliminated as a serious contender. He continues to take money from donors and encourage others to congregate (for example, phone banking), which is neither reasonable nor responsible. The debate changed nothing and suggests Sanders should have exited the race. Biden made real news committing to pick a woman as vice president. Biden also promised to nominate an African American woman to the Supreme Court. Sanders tried to argue about Biden’s past votes on the Hyde Amendment, which restricts...
  • Bernie Sanders not dropping out, spokeswoman says

    03/10/2020 9:55:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    WE ^ | | March 10, 2020 11:16 PM | Joseph Simonson
    He may walk away from Tuesday with only a single win, or possibly none, yielding few delegates, but Bernie Sanders isn't dropping out yet. The press secretary for the Vermont senator's presidential campaign tweeted out that the public shouldn't expect any news about the Democratic primary ending any time soon. "I, for one, am extremely excited about this debate all the moderates are panicking about," wrote Briahna Joy Gray, referencing the upcoming debate on Sunday in Phoenix. "The delegate count difference is only about 150 points out of 4051 total. America finally gets to see Biden defend his ideas, or...
  • DNC Changes Debate Rules So Biden Can Sit Down

    03/08/2020 3:42:44 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 93 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | March 8, 2020 | staff writer
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC), aided by CNN, appears to be changing the rules for the next Democratic presidential nominee debate again. This time, apparently, so former vice president Joe Biden can sit down.
  • Here It Goes – DNC Says Joe Biden Needs Chair and Desk for Next Debate…

    03/08/2020 3:56:53 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 108 replies ^ | 3/8/20 | sundance
    ..And it begins; right on cue. The DNC and CNN collaborate to provide Joe Biden with his preferred comfort format for the next debate on March 15th between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. The Club knows Biden does best in debate formats when sitting down at a desk; just like the 2012 debate between Biden and Paul Ryan. CNN is hosting the debate, and CNN is the most friendly control operation for the needs of the Club. So what happens… CNN and The Club agree to a small venue town hall format where Joe Biden will be sitting down at...
  • Democratic Debate Doom

    02/28/2020 3:37:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | February 28, 2020 | David Limbaugh
    One overarching truth emerged from the cacophonous Democratic debate this week: The Democrats haven't got game. They're floundering. They're lost. And they're coming up short. Everyone on that stage except maybe the clueless Michael Bloomberg recognized that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the dominant front-runner, so they trained their sights on him, which is hardly a smart strategy for ingratiating yourself to the Democratic base responsible for his popularity. It's like trying to win someone's love by trashing his family. So right out of the gates, these contenders shot themselves in the foot. Not a good look. Moderator Norah O'Donnell, herself...
  • Bloomberg the Nanny

    02/26/2020 3:49:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 26, 2020 | John Stossel
    Good for Mike Bloomberg. During his first debate, he slammed Bernie Sanders by saying: "We're not going to throw out capitalism. We tried that. Other countries tried that. It was called communism, and it just didn't work!" Exactly right. It's safe to say Bloomberg is not a communist. I wonder if that means there's still room for him in the Democratic Party. Unfortunately, Bloomberg is no principled, limited-government capitalist, either. Like his fellow New York billionaire Donald Trump, he's used to getting his own way at his own company. Unfortunately, he assumes government should function in a similar fashion. Instead...
  • Debating Bernie Sanders 'is like wrestling smoke'

    02/26/2020 2:50:26 AM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 39 replies
    US Democratic candidate Joe Biden keeps on "rolling out the gaffes" however, debating Bernie Sanders is similar to "wrestling smoke" according to the Daily Telegraph's Tim Blair. ... Mr. Blair told Sky News host Chris Kenny, politically "Bernie Sanders is alot harder to lay a glove on" than his opponents. "He's talking about a paradise, a socialist kind of super world where all is free and fair... How do you argue against invisibility like that?" ...

    02/25/2020 10:30:24 PM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 2/26/20 | Drudge
  • Mike Didn't Get it Done

    02/25/2020 6:14:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 25, 2020 | Cal Thomas
    The only thing that can be said about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's first appearance with his fellow Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas Wednesday night was that Mike did not get it done, as his campaign ads promise he will if he becomes president. He was boring, expressionless and could not defend himself against past racist, sexist and misogynistic comments, including one mentioned by Elizabeth Warren, who said Bloomberg once referred to women as "fat broads" and "horse-faced lesbians." During the debate he also refused to release women who worked for him from sexual harassment nondisclosure agreements,...
  • Steyer will return to debate stage in South Carolina

    02/23/2020 10:21:29 AM PST · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/23/2020 | ZACH MONTELLARO
    Steyer qualified for the debate after hitting 18 percent in a CBS News/YouGov poll in South Carolina released on Sunday morning, just one day before the Democratic National Committee's Monday deadline to set the field.
  • Poor Mike

    02/22/2020 4:15:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | February 22, 2020 | Michael Reagan
    I never thought I'd feel sorry for a billionaire - a $60 billion billionaire. But watching Mike Bloomberg getting beat up in the Democrat debate in Vegas Wednesday night was almost tragic. It was like watching an old boxer who gets clocked early in Round 1 and then wobbles around the ring in a daze for the rest of the fight while he's pounded unmercifully. Mike never recovered from the opening series of left hooks and below-the belt punches delivered by Bernie, Liz, Pete, Amy and old Joe. For two hours he was slapped around and bullied by his much...
  • SATIRE After Taking Brutal Beating In Debate, Bloomberg Rushed To Tiny Hospital In Tiny Ambulance

    02/21/2020 10:31:38 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 20 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | February 20th, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    LAS VEGAS, NV—Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg took quite a beating in last night's debate and was rushed to a nearby Las Vegas hospital. Of course, a normal-sized hospital and normal-sized ambulance are far too large for the miniature billionaire, so he was rushed to a very tiny hospital in a very tiny ambulance. Bloomberg was quickly wheeled out to a Hot Wheels ambulance on a cute little stretcher where he was then driven to The Las Vegas Center For People Who Need Medical Attention And Want To Get Some Emergency Care Too, which is small enough to be a "hospital...
  • AOC Calls For Themed Debates to 'Educate the Public' on Issues

    02/20/2020 9:34:02 AM PST · by RayBob · 94 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 02/19/2020 | Matt Keeley
    Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said during the Wednesday debate in Las Vegas that debates should be themed by issues, both to educate the public and determine how well candidates know each issue.
  • Big Democrat Debate Ratings Really Bad News For Mini-Mike

    02/20/2020 3:35:46 PM PST · by EyesOfTX · 20 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Oh, my, that wasn’t what Mr. Excitement wanted to hear at all: Wednesday night’s televised debate that featured the mega-billionaire being pummeled repeatedly by his Democrat opponents drew a record audience of 33.5 million, according to Nielsen Fast National Data. No doubt when Bloomberg was being safely tucked into his lush bed last night by his man-servant Jeeves, the former New York City Mayor was placating himself over his dismal performance with the thought that, hey, nobody watches these things, anyway. So, no harm, no foul, right? Wrong. Mr. Excitement no doubt figured that he could make up for what...
  • In fierce Democratic presidential debate, 1 winner and 5 losers

    02/20/2020 12:45:33 AM PST · by knighthawk · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19 2020 | Mary Anne Marsh
    Multibillionaire Michael Bloomberg landed in Las Vegas like a highly anticipated show on the Strip. But when he took to the stage with five competitors for the Democratic presidential nomination Wednesday night, their debate immediately became an Ultimate Fighting Championship match. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., landed the most blows and won the night. Warren would not be ignored or denied. Warren flattened Bloomberg out of the gate using his own words against the former New York City mayor and he never recovered. As a result, voters got to see the real Warren, who was the front-runner last fall. And they...