Why bother having a debate moderator?

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  1. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    Let the candidates moderate themselves. Chris Wallace did nothing to maintain order last night, but he did interfere on Biden's behalf.

    As ugly as it was, Trump accomplished his strategy. He succeeded in alienating the socialist wing of Biden's base by exposing him, and at the same time solidified his own base by providing lots of red meat for them. I don't think the debate moved the needle with the undecideds, but they are a very small percentage of the voters.

    I really thought Biden's handlers were going to find an excuse for Biden not to show up. But there won't be another debate after this debacle. Biden will crawl back into his basement.
     

  2. Pennsyltucky

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    My question is why TV news anchors are used as moderators. There are plenty of regular people qualified for the job.
     
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  3. UncleDave

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    Nah, Biden's supporters think he won the debate.
     
  4. IOmm

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    • I agree that Chris Wallace definitely interfered on Biden's behalf. But that was expected.
    • Judging by the reaction of people like AOC, I do not believe he alienated Biden from part of his base...socialist or otherwise. They hate Trump so much it don't really matter what Biden says. They will support him to the end.
    • Of course there will be another debate.

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  5. NMG26

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    That's why we have Twitter
     
  6. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    I hope there is another debate, but I doubt it. Putting Biden through that again would be elder abuse. Last night was entertaining. Especially when President Trump said to Biden "Don't talk to me about stupid" LOL. Biden has always been a moron and everybody knows it. Now he's a senile moron.
     
  7. M2 Carbine

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    I personally don't talk to any liberals, but if you ask liberals who won the debate, I'm positive every one would say Biden won.
     
  8. UncleDave

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    Making Biden endure a Presidential campaign is elder abuse.

    But he's not running anyway, Marxism is. He's the "Weekend at Bernie's" candidate, just a puppet for the Left.
     
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    Now the left has a reason to cancel all future debates!
     
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    It was more of a two on one ambush than a debate.
     
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  11. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    I hope you're right about another debate, but I don't think Biden's handlers will allow it. Biden took a beating, and if it wasn't for Wallace holding him up it would have been a knockout for Trump. Team Biden won't take a chance on another debate.

    Disagree about the Bernie Bros. After hearing Biden denounce the manifesto, a lot of them won't bother to vote.



    Trump can handle it. He's smarter than both of them put together.
     
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  12. CarryTexas

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    What I would like to see would be two moderators. One clearly biassed to each side. Their mandate would be to ask challenging questions to the candidates.

    Example Sean Hannity questions Biden and Juan Williams questions Trump. The questions would be tough, but fair.
     
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    Remember though, elections are always decided by a tiny percentage of voters, since most people have already voted for the rest of their lives regardless of candidate.

    These and the non voters are the only ones that matter as neither base will ever be swayed. I don't think this debate changed a single mind that matters.

    My opinion of Trump got a little worse last night. He acted like an ass, but he is the ass that we need right now so it doesn't bother me much.

    I see no point in further debates.
     
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    I'm looking forward to the Pence/ Harris debate.
     
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    I'm not sure the people want another debate; what would be the point? The next one is scheduled to be a town hall style; can you imagine how that would turn out?

    I made a comment on one of President Trump's FB posts during the debate about we love you, but please act presidential for the next 40 days; we can't afford to lose this election. over 20 people hit like on my comment, and that was a nation-wide post.
     
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  16. Hannie Caulder

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    Why? Let the candidates question each other.



    Disagree 100%. Elections are decided by voter turnout. The candidate with the more enthusiastic base will win every time no matter what the 6% undecideds do.



    The ho is going to be nasty with Pence.
     
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    And I hope YOU are right about "a lot of them won't bother to vote". But, I really think the upcoming SCOTUS battle will re-motivate any possible wavering lefties.
     
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    Because that would be nothing but a shouting contest and the viewers wouldn't be able to hear what each was saying.

    The only way that would work is if you put them each in a sound proof box and turned their microphones on and off when it was their turn to respond. That isn't a bad idea either...
     
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  19. The_Dan

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    The results were predictable and surely part of the plan. Had Trump genuinely embarrassed Biden... or Biden expose himself as frail and feeble... there would absolutely be no second debate.

    I think Biden’s team is so convinced Joe can do it that they will send him out again. If you remember the Trump/Clinton debates the first was a draw at best, then Trump hit his stride and HRC hit the wall. The longer they go the more off script they have to be and that is where Trump does very well.

    I think Pence is better in a more prepared setting and he will shine vs Harris, who’s best debate performance involved having merchandise with her slogan for sale on her website shortly after she regurgitated her catch phrase “that girl was me” or whatever.

    She and Biden are convinced like HRC that they are destined to win... that always works out well.