An op-ed published in The New York Times Monday called for canceling presidential debates because they “have never made sense as a test for presidential leadership.” The op-ed, written by far-left Washington-based journalist Elizabeth Drew, argued that debates have become similar to “professional wrestling matches.” Drew suggested debates should be scrapped.
“Points went to snappy comebacks and one-liners. Witty remarks drew laughs from the audience and got repeated for days and remembered for years,” Drew wrote, citing previous presidential debates.
Drew assured readers that this call to cancel was not due to the thought of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sleepy Joe Biden debating President Donald Trump. Yea right! She suggested that Biden would hold his own, as he “has done just fine in a long string of such contests.” We all know that is blatantly false. It is clearly evident that Biden is quickly losing mental capability as seen in his numerous mumbling fails.
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— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 3, 2020
The op-ed went on to argue the alternative to presidential debates could be to simply “pay attention” and “follow the long campaign.” This led to Drew’s suggestion that if people had paid attention previously, “it wasn’t impossible to see the implications of a Trump presidency” during his campaign.
Drew continued slandering President Trump writing, “Moreover, we didn’t need the debates to tell us that Trump had chosen to be the P.T. Barnum of American politics. For him, it was (and still is) all about the show, about distracting the public from reality. It was obvious that Mr. Trump had no real affinity for the working-class people whose votes he was chasing.”
Drew’s op-ed ends by noting that “party conventions … are close to being done away with.” The article cites this as further support for throwing “the presidential debates on the trash heap of useless (at best) rituals that are no help in our making such a fateful decision.”
On Monday, Kellyanne Conway spoke to reporters outside the White House calling for more presidential debates. “Americans would like to have more than three 90-minute opportunities to watch their two-party nominees battle it out,” Conway said.
JUST IN: @KellyannePolls calls for more presidential debates: "Americans would like to have more than three 90-minute opportunities to watch their two party nominees battle it out." pic.twitter.com/pVftU3Iw6R
— The Hill (@thehill) August 3, 2020
The call for abolishing presidential debates in an attempt to keep Sleepy Joe Biden hidden in his basement comes just one week after the announcement of the first presidential debate being moved to Cleveland “amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic”, organizers announced. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced last Monday that Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic will co-host the first presidential debate on Sept. 29 between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
The move follows Notre Dame decision to withdraw from hosting a presidential debate scheduled for September 29 due to “concerns over COVID-19.”
This is now the second university to back out of plans to host a presidential debate this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. The University of Michigan last month withdrew from hosting the third presidential debate, set for Oct. 15. https://t.co/QxJk1wOWRS
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 27, 2020
Many are doubting whether Biden will debate President Trump at all.
77-year-old Joe Biden also won’t take candid questions from reporters so it’s unlikely he will actually get in the ring with President Trump. We shall see.