It didn’t take long after the presidential debate ended on Tuesday evening for the leftist mainstream media to come out of the woodwork, knees knocking, and start calling for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to tuck tail and run, opting out of attending future events squaring off against President Trump.
Unfortunately for the pundits, the Biden’s deputy campaign manager vowed that Biden would indeed be attending future debates, scheduled for October 15 and October 22.
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According to The Hill, Kate Bedingfield quashed any ideas that Biden would skip the next two debates, saying, “I don’t know how many different ways we can say it. Yes, we are going to do the debates. I would imagine there will be some additional conversations [with the Commission on Presidential Debates]. But yeah, we are committing to attending the debates.”
Senator Chris Coons (D-DL), who serves as a Biden surrogate, had informed Politico that he was unsure whether further debates should be held, iterating:
It was very hard to follow what was being said, and President Trump showed not just disrespect to the moderator, but to the American people who tuned in trying to figure out what his plans are. The point of the debate is for the American people to make a decision, informed by hearing from the two candidates on what’s your record, what are your values? Joe Biden came prepared to respect the American people. Donald Trump did not.
A former senior consultant for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Simon Rosenberg, spoke with Politico saying:
Of course, Biden and Harris should keep debating. But they should work to make sure Trump can’t repeat his performance tonight. Moderators should have the ability to cut off his mic and split screens should be limited. Let them talk to the American people without the other facial expressions and interruptions registering.
Biden really doesn’t have a choice but to show up to these debates. If he doesn’t, he’ll look totally pathetic and like he’s scared of Trump. That is bad optics and could potentially sway undecided voters. No one wants a weak president.
Now…who’s excited for the Pence and Harris debate?