@chris_Colucci , Just curious, why did you edit the exclamation point from the topic title? The “The Push to 2020 Has Begun!” has an exclamation point. I didn’t use any, bad, mean or triggering language. I am just curious why the punctuation.
Who are you kidding. We have a higher male percentage than a Rush concert.
As to the debates, I thought both sides did about how I expected. Joe did have some mispronunciations, and Trump wouldn’t shut up (what I expected). I thought for the most part Joe did a good job conveying his message even though he stumbled a bit.
I thought Wallace did a good job as moderator.
I don’t think the debates did much to change any minds, and the polls on the debate line up pretty well with the presidential race tracker on 538. Even if not many minds were changed we do know that swing states can come very close.
Wallace did the best he could have. But, they need to give the moderator control of the microphones so he can shut one of them off during the 2 minutes given to the other candidate. It wouldn’t completely solve the issue but it’d keep the “debate” on track a little more.
I guess the question is, does anyone think any minds were changed or made up as a result of this debate? I think this played out pretty much as people expected, so it probably won’t move the needle much one way or the other.
One thing that irritates me is Democrats playing the victim with regard to the SCOTUS situation. Messaging should be, “Republicans have every legal right to create a 6-3 conservative majority in the SC. If you’re comfortable with that or a 7-2 or even an 8-1 conservative majority, vote Republican. If you want to restore balance to the court, vote for us.” I think that message would appeal to a lot of moderates who don’t want to see the court skew too far one way or the other.
And, why not rib Trump on the NYT piece - “How do you turn your dad’s fortune into a $400 million IOU?” That just seems like crappy preparation.
Nah. I mean I think at this point minds are pretty well made up. If you like Trump going in no chance you will change your mind. And if you would prefer the Presidency went to anyone else in the world then you didn’t change either.
These might be the most inconsequential debates in presidential history.