There are only a few scant weeks separating the American people from election day, and the candidates have begun the predictably tawdry machinations that inevitably arrive during this late stage.
This is the point in any election where tact and class are thrown out the window, and we give our politicians an unexpected pass on their own behavior. We assume that they need to act this way in order to win, and in order to keep our team from losing, but at the cost of our dignity.
We have also arrive at the moment in which we should begin to see debates between the candidates – something that has long been talked about in 2020, but with no concrete path to move forward yet announced.
This week, podcast host and standup comedian Joe Rogan offered to host a 4 hour debate between Trump and Biden, with no live audience…and the President himself responded.
President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed the idea of a four-hour presidential debate moderated by podcaster Joe Rogan.
The president shared an idea from UFC fighter and special forces operator Tim Kennedy, who spoke about it in an interview with Rogan.
“On my podcast with @joerogan he offered to moderate a debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump,” Kennedy wrote on Twitter. “It would be four hours with no live audience. Just the two candidates, cameras, and their vision of how to move this country forward. Who wants this?”
“I do!” Trump wrote, sharing the idea with his followers[…]
Trump’s intense interest in the format is a thinly-veiled challenge to challenger Joe Biden, whose mental fitness has been a hot topic of discussion among voters – many of whom aren’t likely to believe the former Vice President could endure such an event.
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