October 22, 2021

Democrat calls to cancel presidential debates are rising

Predictably, the Democrat establishment has decided to kick off a campaign to end the practice of presidential debates in order to keep Joe Biden off the debate stage. Everyone should have seen this coming because everyone knows that Biden wouldn’t last one round with President Trump — and he is currently slated for three debates ahead of the election.

So, the media wing of the Democrat party is now sending up test balloons or arguments to get Biden off the hook, so to speak. Joe Lockhart, a spokesperson for former President Bill Clinton, urged Biden not to debate Trump on CNN because the Washington Post says Trump makes false statements.

Whatever you do, don’t debate Trump. Trump has made more than 20,000 misleading or false statements according to the Washington Post. It’s a fool’s errand to enter the ring with someone who can’t follow the rules or the truth. Biden will undoubtedly take heat from Republicans and the media for skipping the debates. But it’s worth the risk as trying to debate someone incapable of telling the truth is an impossible contest to win.

Apparently, Elizabeth Drew of the New York Times thought Lockhart’s argument was weak and she floated her own test balloon, calling for the abolition of presidential debates altogether. In an opinion piece titled Let’s Scrap the Presidential Debates published on Monday, Drew argued:

The debates have never made sense as a test for presidential leadership. In fact, one could argue that they reward precisely the opposite of what we want in a president. When we were serious about the presidency, we wanted intelligence, thoughtfulness, knowledge, empathy and, to be sure, likability. It should also go without saying, dignity. Yet the debates play an outsize role in campaigns and weigh more heavily on the verdict than their true value deserves.

Alex Shephard of the far-left  The New Republic argued along the same lines:

 The truth is that the debates have long since stopped serving the needs of voters and instead only exist to benefit television networks and cable news, in particular.

Drew and Shephard are lamenting the effects from which, the left, until now, has so greatly benefited. Cable TV news, of which the debates are a part. CNN, MSNBC, FOX and others run the debates, the same debates that helped their beloved President Obama win in 2008 and 2012. Even their fallen hero, Hillary Clinton, a formidable debater, earned her bona fides as she gave as good as she got. Debates are good when Democrats win them.

But it’s an undeniable fact at this point that Biden won’t do well against President Trump and so Democrats must try to provide a way to avoid certain disaster for him. Drew, Lockhart, and the DNC know that even one presidential debate will likely be catastrophic for the Biden campaign and will lead to another four years of Trump — a fate worse than death in their world.

If Biden can’t debate then he shouldn’t run for president. Watch for an increasing number of arguments and opinion pieces on why there shouldn’t be any presidential debates this fall.

Do you think presidential debates are important? Scroll down and tell us what you think.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
0 0 votes
Article Rating
simple-ad

This is a demo advert, you can use simple text, HTML image or any Ad Service JavaScript code. If you're inserting HTML or JS code make sure editor is switched to 'Text' mode.

Subscribe
Notify of
104 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Charlie Kilpatrick (@guest_1031532)
1 year ago

Debates are critical. The proof of that is how desperate Democrats are to stop them. If they manage to stop them it will only strengthen what we all know- the Democrats are terrified of further exposing the truth in front of the country about Bidens mental state and unsuitabilty as a candidate. As if we didn’t already know!

alicia Cervera (@guest_1031539)
Reply to  Charlie Kilpatrick
1 year ago

DEMAND he debates! Its the only way the American people know what his projects are, other than plagerizing bernie’s agenda for the country!

Edward Mullaney (@guest_1031549)
Reply to  alicia Cervera
1 year ago

Yes, well stated.

Jjofaz (@guest_1031548)
Reply to  Charlie Kilpatrick
1 year ago

Who’s the dem candidate? Biden who? What does he look like? Is it a man or woman? What’s his platform? Never saw him. Can’t vote for a ghost!

russell d remmert (@guest_1031571)
Reply to  Charlie Kilpatrick
1 year ago

joe is a lost cause like the communist party

Marilyn (@guest_1031622)
Reply to  Charlie Kilpatrick
1 year ago

If they don’t think he can stand p to debating how do you think he could ever stand up to the stresses and decisions to be made as president? He’s a liar and a loser – our country deserves better. If you can’t face the citizens of our country in a debate – Stay home for good Joe.

Daniel R Smith Sr (@guest_1031649)
Reply to  Charlie Kilpatrick
1 year ago

Joe Lockhart IS A LYING B**T**D TRUMP HAS NOT MADE 20,000 MISLEADING OR FALSE STATEMENT>:
THE DEMORATS ARE THE ONES THAT LIE EVERY TIME THEY OPEN THEIR MOUTHS AND SPECK>:

Lucilda Sanchez (@guest_1031534)
1 year ago

If you can’t or won’t debate you should be disqualified to run for president this is the way most people decide on who should be president

russell d remmert (@guest_1031574)
Reply to  Lucilda Sanchez
1 year ago

Lucilda Agreed

Alan (@guest_1031607)
Reply to  russell d remmert
1 year ago

Bidens vp will be iranian susan rice.her and the islam AOC will distroy america .biden will just be their puppet. TRUMP 2020

alicia Cervera (@guest_1031535)
1 year ago

I knew he wouldnt debate! COWARD! He has to hide so many scandals and his dementia. COWARD!
What would the jackazz party have done if the shoe were on the other foot’?

Di (@guest_1031536)
1 year ago

Debates are good way to find out what candidates really think about important issues. If you can’t clarify what your running for, you should not be running at all. So stupid.

russell d remmert (@guest_1031577)
Reply to  Di
1 year ago

Di your statement is correct

Jennifer Hanekamp (@guest_1031538)
1 year ago

Yes I am voter and I have the right to listen to what my President and/or future President has to say about Americas issue and their ideas on how they plan on solving them. “We the People” have the right to hear and see a presidential debate!

alicia Cervera (@guest_1031540)
Reply to  Jennifer Hanekamp
1 year ago

EXACTLY RIGHT!

virginia (@guest_1031542)
1 year ago

If Biden is afraid to debate, I agree, he shouldn’t run for president.

Marilyn (@guest_1031667)
Reply to  virginia
1 year ago

Totally agree!

Mike Dillon (@guest_1031543)
1 year ago

Hell yes, need to know what the possible president is going to do for us

Donald Batho (@guest_1031550)
1 year ago

YES the debates ” VERY IMPORTANT” as they show the strength, skill set and intelligent s of the next US President, what happen if Biden where to win – heaven forbid –
will he ever talk to a foreign country dignitary’s, Kings and the like, very scary when a person running for the most important office in the country can’t STAND UP to question in a debate.
Weak basement Joe Biden doesn’t have the balls to stand up to Trump. RUN Joe RUN

Joel Thomas (@guest_1031551)
1 year ago

Debates are GREAT!! (as long as the Moderator is asking tough questions of BOTH parties——AND insisting on ANSWERS to the questions!!!) Too often what we get is “softball marshmallows” with “answers” that say nothing, add nothing, and deflect FROM the question————-no matter HOW innocuous the question was!!! A debate SHOULD highlight the DIFFERENCES between the positions————not MINIMALIZE those differences by failing t o ASK ABOUT THEM!!!

Edward (@guest_1031552)
1 year ago

Every reply is bright and insightful.

Judy Lynn Thurman (@guest_1031558)
1 year ago

I totally agree they need to debate, and let the people see how they stand on critical issues. I know Trump will be the best and at least he will tell the truth and not lies like Bidden is doing, and Bidden can not even remember what he is saying and mixes things up. I am for sure going to vote and stand with our President.

Radford Pyle (@guest_1031559)
1 year ago

I agree that without a debate they should not run for office. We the people want a debate and if Joe Biden is going to run for office he should be able to do this debate. If he cannot then he should drop out of the race. Excuses do not make him a viable candidate!

Kayley (@guest_1031654)
Reply to  Radford Pyle
1 year ago

The more excuses, the less viable he becomes – other than to those who are Pavlov-types and automatically check off a name because of a D next to it.

Ralph Richardson (@guest_1031563)
1 year ago

The democrat party knows biden can not handle a debate with a child without exposing his dementia. Even if they give biden the questions in advance, and he practices the answers like they did with killary. He will not be able to fool anyone watching that he has 1/2 a brain left. The media directs the narrative at presidential debates. They will not be able to protect biden from himself. Has there ever been an election where the running mate is not known 16 weeks before the election? Anyone paying attention knows biden would not/ is not fit to run a bingo game much less a country.

Linda (@guest_1031565)
1 year ago

There should be debates period!!!! I don’t care what the Democrats say debates are very important and if the Democrats don’t like it because of the fact that they picked a man that can’t even put a full statement together!! That’s the Democrats fault!!! We the people who duly elected President Trump want the debates and 4 more years for Trump/Pence. They are the only ones who can bring America back to Greatness!!!

Pat (@guest_1031566)
1 year ago

IF BIDEN DOES NOT DEBATE HE NEEDS TO BE DISQUALIFIED. THESE DEMS WHO ARE BLATANTLY LYING WITH INSANE ABD STUPID REASONS ARE JUST SCARED TO DEATH. EVERYONE KNOWS BIDEN CANNO BEAT TRUMP. EITHER DEBATE DIRTY DEMS OR GIVE HIM UP AS A LOSER. JOE LOCKHART IS A LOSER FROM WAY BACK. WE NEED THE DEBATES

Pat (@guest_1031567)
1 year ago

IF BIDEN DOES NOT DEBATE HE NEEDS TO BE DISQUALIFIED. THESE DEMS WHO ARE BLATANTLY LYING WITH INSANE ABD STUPID REASONS ARE JUST SCARED TO DEATH. EVERYONE KNOWS BIDEN CANNO BEAT TRUMP. EITHER DEBATE DIRTY DEMS OR GIVE HIM UP AS A LOSER. JOE LOCKHART IS A LOSER FROM WAY BACK. WE NEED THE DEBATES. POST MY COMMENT. NEVER ENTERED THIS POST

MB (@guest_1031568)
1 year ago

No debates? ! Then the winner is……TRUMP 2020
One thing he did that NO OTHER PRESIDENT ever did—-!!!!!!!
KEPT HIS PROMISES!!!!!
Biden cannot even carry that torch…no stand near any where within with all his dealings underhandedly with the Chinese and the family named “Biden”
VP a will not cut it if the runner up cannot cut it
Not presidential material except to take away what we all worked so hard currently as well as historically along with all our freedom so they can have more as we slave even harder than before…never mind the cultures, human races..so on………..

Deborah Adams (@guest_1031573)
1 year ago

They should cancel all debates not only because of the coronavirus but because Trump is a liar and a cheat and a bully. Biden is an honest man and he loves America and the people here. He will do what is right and fair Trump will just stick the money and run. You see how he is doing America now do you want 4 more yrs of this hell no we don’t. We have to get Trump out of there now. He is the devil in carnate.

russell d remmert (@guest_1031582)
Reply to  Deborah Adams
1 year ago

Deborah go back to where you crawled out from

Bob D Mays (@guest_1031614)
Reply to  Deborah Adams
1 year ago

You drinking bad kool-aid, Debbie

Susan L P Landers (@guest_1031624)
Reply to  Deborah Adams
1 year ago

Deborah Adams, please tell me what rock you have been hiding under for the last almost four years.

Jean (@guest_1031642)
Reply to  Deborah Adams
1 year ago

Deborah, it’s obvious you watch only the left leaning news. Biden has lied ALL through his political career. Just check the facts. That’s all you need to do. And by the way Our President is loosing money while he’s President…he doesn’t even take his salary. He donates it every time. Do you know of any other President in our history who has done that? Nope, didn’t think so. Just check the facts.

Marilyn (@guest_1031672)
Reply to  Jean
1 year ago

Facts don’t lie…democrats lie!!!

Brice M Bell Jr (@guest_1031645)
Reply to  Deborah Adams
1 year ago

Your false charges against my president are what makes you one very stupid person. Back up your statements with facts.

Kayley (@guest_1031656)
Reply to  Deborah Adams
1 year ago

As far as the virus, film without an audience there, just the candidates. They can easily stay 6 feet or more apart. The “moderators” can also be kept at 6 feet and wear masks (if they even work!) So, no problem with that.

Biden is not honest and a check of valid websites with facts will show you that in a very short time.
On the other side, Mr. Trump has kept promises he made and a fact check will show you that as well.

Other than that, dearie, you sure need to stop the hallucinogenics, they’re muddling what’s left of your mind.

Juliet (@guest_1031575)
1 year ago

Presidential debates have been badly mishandled in the past decade plus. It would be beneficial to the citizens to have a real, non biased questioning of the candidates which would be totally refreshing and significant. God bless Trump and Pence during this election period because there is no one else that can save this country from the evil within it now.

sharyn (@guest_1031576)
1 year ago

No debate, no vot, simple.

Robert Spiak (@guest_1031578)
1 year ago

The debates should go on. I look forward to Joe Biden kicking trump off the debate stage with his arrogant lies.go get him Joe.

russell d remmert (@guest_1031584)
Reply to  Robert Spiak
1 year ago

robert you funny

Cathy Sox (@guest_1031586)
Reply to  Robert Spiak
1 year ago

Joe doesn’t even know where he is much less have the ability to “kick Trump off the stage”. Joe is the biggest liar and one of the most corrupt men in politics. Trump will wipe the floor with Biden. Your comments are so laughable and entertaining

Richard Rodriguez (@guest_1031638)
Reply to  Robert Spiak
1 year ago

Dream on bob!!! Go back to the dream you came from. WOW. Some people just don’t get it and NEVER will.

Don Ahrens (@guest_1031660)
Reply to  Robert Spiak
1 year ago

Hillary could NOT DO IT and she was given the QUESTIONS prior to the debate.

RAy (@guest_1031589)
1 year ago

Debates are not only traditional, but a MUST! There the presidential aspirants HAVE TOMFACE THE PEOPLE, not only their opponent hence compromising their plant for and and making their game plan PUBLIC, again, in front of the people, so we all are able to remember the victor of his/her promises to the American people, and also are a good record, on national TV, in case they “loose their memory or can recall” after they win. Both candidates OWE that to the country. And if one of them cannnot face the country, the people, then that candidate should be disqualified for refusing or not being able to “FACE THE NATION” with his/her intentions and agenda. NOT HIDDEN AGENDA!!!

Mary (@guest_1031590)
1 year ago

If a party is so afraid their candidate will be eaten alive by his opponent in a presidential debate then he or she definitely isn’t fit to run our country. If the dems had a formidable candidate they would be all over it. Now we all know Biden’s excuse will be because he’s doing his duty by following guidelines for Covid19.

Patty (@guest_1031593)
1 year ago

THE DEM O RATS HAVE THIS BACKWARD?????? ANYONE WHO ACTUALLY BELIEVES THAT BIDEN IS THE “ONE” TELLING THE “TRUTH”. DOES NOT DESERVE TO VOTE!!!!!!! THE DEM O RATS ARE THE ONES LYING TO THE PUBLIC… THEY ARE LIARS CHEATS AND THEIVES…. WHO LINE THEIR OWN POCKETS WHILE MANY OF CITIZENS IN THEIR DISTRICTS LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE!!!!! THEY WANT YOU TO BELIEVE THEY ARE FOR YOU, WHEN ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR VOTE!!!!!! WAKE UP AMERICA…..PEOPLE ARE PROTESTING BUT THEY ARE PROTESTING THE “WRONG THING!!!! YOU ARE MAKING THE DEMS FAT CATS LIVING HIGH ON YOUR TAX DOLLARS!!!!! THE DEMS ARE AFRAID TO HAVE A DEBATE!!!!!! CROOKED JOE CAN’T HANDLE IT AND THEY KNOW IT!!!!!!! MYSELF. I CAN’T WAIT FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Dan Gibson (@guest_1031596)
1 year ago

So now they’re calling for an “END TO ALL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES” ?? Let’s see … WHO are the DEMOCRAPS running — whoops !! — I meant to say PRESUMPTIVELY RUNNING as their candidate (?)

Ummmm, I’m having a “Joe Biden memory lapse”, but I DO remember their guy LIVES IN A BASEMENT.

TRUMP IN 2020 !

Paul Nespeca (@guest_1031600)
1 year ago

I believe that debates are critical. It lets Americans know what is important to each candidate and allows them the opportunity to let Americans know why they think it should be important to all Americans. If a candidate does not debate they should not be allowed to run for President or any office frankly.

Cathy Reneau (@guest_1031601)
1 year ago

No debate, no Biden! The Dems should not be allowed to start changing the rules to suit themselves this close to the election. How are they getting away with this and why aren’t republicans raising Hell about it?? On the other hand if Biden stays out of sight he is also staying out of mind. If that’s the case, Donald Trump is a shoe in.

Azevedo John (@guest_1031611)
1 year ago

If Biden won’t debate the President he should drop out
of the race. Every media outlet
should call him out for being
gutless. Who’s running for President Biden or his Handlers?
Step up Sleepy Joe.

Karole Conaway (@guest_1031612)
1 year ago

The democrats are NOT Americans any more. They are demons from HELL and I think we should send them all home!

Michael OConnor (@guest_1031615)
1 year ago

Let’s face it, the Democrats just admitted they can’t win. If Trump was such a liar how could he be so successful. You lie making deals or to your customers you do not become successful. Of course the democrats who have never contributed anything to society don’t see it that way because it is easier for them to shake your hand while taking the money with their other behind their back.
Good luck Demmys, no one is buying your crap anymore.

Christine Muhic (@guest_1031623)
1 year ago

Democratic leadership is known for changing the rules to suit their needs and it’s time for them to learn that this is not acceptable. Debates are a necessity irregardless of the Left’s whims. They need to stop manipulating every facet of this election to suit their corrupt agenda. There have always been debates and there should always be debates.

SAMMAJANE WAY (@guest_1031629)
1 year ago

This year it is more important than EVER. We get snipits from him of what he plans on doing on this subject and that one, but to hear it all put together is important. Plus he is not able to do that, and people NEED TO SEE THIS FOR THEMSELVES.

Rev. Betty Walling (@guest_1031635)
1 year ago

Until 2016 election debates were basically honest and open then those who were so sure they were losing had to even put out a ILLEGAL DEBATE BY PROVIDING QUESTIONS AHEAD OF DEBATE TO CLINTON. We already knew she was incapable of answer anyway. Now they are so positive peek a boo Biden cannot answer questions they just want to do away with debates. Here is my suggestion: OUR WONDERFUL, INTELLIGENT, COHERENT PRESIDENT TRUMP SHOULD GO to the appointed place and time and use it to get his message across with having the stage all to himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is time we stop letting the incapable make decisions for the rest of us. They do not want to participate we should make use of their portion of the time let OUR WONDERFUL PRESIDENT USE ALL THE TIME!
also a message to Nancy Pelosi I received the email you were doing my voting well when I go to poll to vote for the only person who is worthy of my vote DONALD J. TRUMP- it will not be pleasant if they tell me someone already voted my vote and please Pelosi stop the charges of text messages on my cell phone which I had not even set up! If it be you personally or someone you authorize to use your name stop it.

Ruth (@guest_1031646)
1 year ago

Biden is mentally disabled, and for him to run for the highest office in the United States is absolutely insane! I know that the money is there (Soros), perhaps quite a few votes, (die-hard Democrats), but unfortunately Biden is completely incapable of anything. Still cannot understand why the Democrats would put our Country in such a terrifying situation ! ! ! ! Don’t the Democrats understand? If he would win, though very unlikely, I FEEL THAT AMERICA, AS WE KNOW IT, WOULD BE COMPLETELY DESTROYED ! ! I

Kayley (@guest_1031659)
Reply to  Ruth
1 year ago

THAT is their agenda. You summed it up beautifully in that last sentence.

lionel s ducote (@guest_1031652)
1 year ago

Pay up I predicted this along with absolutely  everybody else. Oh I guess we all win.

Mary Jo Anderson (@guest_1031658)
1 year ago

Debates are critical for our decision to back a candidate… More often than not the candidate will reveal a glimpse into the REAL person behind all the artificial Ads through which we must suffer.
IE…Nixon sweated like he had run a marathon….Pres. Bush Sr…looked at his watch…as if he was anxious to get out
of there. Bill Clinton bit his lip and felt our pain (a bit much for me) I believe Trump’s coarse often crude candidness was so unprofessional…that many looked forward to him. (if it was on his mind …it was on his lips)
I would not be able to vote for any candidate who refrained from the debates….as what are they hiding?
I believe they should welcome the chance to have the voters see them up close and personal. I would plead with whomever questions them to please ask V P Biden…who has stated many times “we will begin a complete
transformation of our country” …..Please ask to what will the USA be Transformed? As I recall Obama in his acceptance gala made the same statement…..and I cannot say we benefited by his “transformation” Please dont hide your true self from we the people Mr. Biden. We know the President wont;

Kevin (@guest_1031665)
1 year ago

Democrats trying to make themselves look good but have failed terribly again yes need to know what they are all about but I guess most of us already the corrupt Biden way

Gary (@guest_1031666)
1 year ago

So now in a time in our country when it is critical for voters to really see the real candidates, the left is pulling another stunt to hide their intent from voters. We as voters should demand that the debates happen. To allow them to dictate the format of this election sets this nation up for a big fall. The dems are disgusting and shameful. They hate America and want to fundamentally change it to fit their ideology. Every voter should be concerned about this event. Something is up and I suspect that the Dems have been working on this plan ever since the virus entered our country. It is a smokescreen to hide their onslaught against the Constitution and our nation.

Marilyn (@guest_1031674)
1 year ago

We demand the debates!!

Robert Bratz (@guest_1031686)
1 year ago

We The People Of The United States Of America demand these Presidental debates it is our way of desiding between each canidate. IF THERE IS NO DEBATE THERE SHOULD BE NO ELECTION !

OUR TWEETS

PRESIDENT'S TWEETS

Sign Up For The Daily Newsletter

SYNDICATED NEWS

104
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x