September 30, 2020

The Presidential Debates Must Go On

If Joe Biden backs out of participating in the upcoming presidential debates, then he’s unfit to occupy the Oval Office. It’s that simple.

The American people expect — and deserve — to hear from presidential candidates and learn where they stand on a multitude of important policy issues affecting our lives. We need to listen to their vision for America vis-a-vis their opponent so voters can choose their candidate wisely come Election Day.

This is precisely why the Commission on Presidential Debates was established in 1987 to ensure that debates between candidates running for president and vice president of the United States are a permanent part of the electoral process.

Yet, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is afraid that President Donald Trump will crush Biden in the upcoming debates given the former vice president’s well-documented verbal stumbles and gaffes that have plagued his campaign since the outset. Hence, she’s now encouraging her party’s nominee to scrap the prescheduled debates altogether.

“I don’t think that there should be any debates,” Pelosi said at a news conference at the Capitol on Thursday. “I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States.”

If this isn’t a slap in the face to the electorate and a radical break with one of our most time-honored traditions in American democracy, what is?

In response to Pelosi’s controversial remarks, Biden’s camp said, on Thursday, he will stay the course and join the debates beginning Sept. 29 as planned. “As long as the (debate) commission continues down the straight and narrow as they have, I’m going to debate him,” Biden said. “I’m going to be a fact-checker on the floor as I’m debating him,” he added.

As he should, for if Biden chooses not to debate the president — contrary to what his predecessors have done in every presidential election cycle for decades — voters will interpret that as a sign of weakness. He’ll be viewed as a coward, not the commander in chief of the greatest military in the world.

The reality is that if Joe Biden is too feeble-minded to stand up to Donald Trump, a fellow American on U.S. soil, how would he be able to handle brutal dictators such as North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, China’s Communist Party leader Xi Jinping or Russia’s Vladimir Putin if elected president?

Not exactly the profile in courage expected from America’s commander in chief.

It’s pitiful enough that Biden spends most of his time cowering in his basement instead of doing traditional retail politics and campaigning around the country. He could have met voters face to face — socially distanced, of course. If he ends up following Pelosi’s orders and scrapping the debates, it’ll boost Trump’s reelection chances come November.

Cowards don’t belong in the White House. Leaders who can handle a healthy exchange of ideas and defend their policies do.

Adriana Cohen is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

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30 Responses

  1. “I don’t think there should be any debates” is Progressive doublespeak for “Biden is hopelessly incapable of debating Trump.” Pelosi just conceded defeat.

    1. I bet they will make up something for biden not to debate! But, damn if he does and damn if he doesnt!
      I want to see and hear the DEBATES!

  2. Sleepy creepy Joe Biden deep in his basement is hide N early and late cause he ain’t got the wherewith all to come out and debate!

  3. When Biden disavowed the Hyde Amendment he lost any hope of calling himself a moderate, or a Catholic for that matter.

      1. I agree. Biden should concede. It’s over for the Democraps. Then the Democraps wont have to worry about getting covid 19 going to the election polls.

        1. These old Dems should really be starring in the latest Hollywood blockbuster called ‘Escape From The Morgue’. They are hideous to look upon, lie like a dead baboon in a Hillary pantsuit, and have no interest in the future as they don’t have one. Their grandkids do though, but only if Donald is reelected.

          Do they really believe that trashing their own country is going to help create a future? There will be no future if the landscape and infrastructure is destroyed. I sincerely hope they – and their wealthy/violent supporters are canceled terminally. They deserve to live in poverty and fear for the rest of their miserable, debased lives.

          Notice how hypocritical multi-millionaire Hollywood liberals have gone deathly quiet? Their golden lives will disappear, their luxurious villas will be destroyed, and they will end up as floating corpses in their fancy swimming pools.

    1. biden and nancy are not Catholic they believe in murdering babies and selling their body parts they are of the devil

  4. It’s the Democrats idea to keep senile joe in hiding as they use communist chinas play book.divide americans with their fake MSM .cencor the truth and brainwash voters. steal the election with mail in voter fraud. TRUMP 2020

  5. Bottom line, if Biden can’t stand his ground with Trump, how can we expect him to stand up to China, Iran, Russia, terrorists, etc?
    Second, there is talk about fact checking Trump during debate, will the same be done with Biden? He’s been known “misspeak” or lie. Fact checking is good if applied to both candidates.

  6. Why should President Trump debate Joe (what’s my name) Biden. If Joe wins he will resign! That will put Kamala as the president and Nervis Nancy as vice president!
    President Trump should debate Kamala.

    1. Randy Justice I’m with you against BLM, also BLM has White Niggers as well as black, brown, and any other color there is, Oh I almost forgot also some of those HOLLYWEIRDO’s, and they all in my book who are in that organization of TERRORISTS are TRUE NIGGERS. WE all need to vote REPUBLICAN STRAIGHT ACROSS THE BOARD, and bring in the BIG RED WAVE, TRUMP 2020, KMAG, 12 MORE YEARS, 12 MORE YEARS, 12 MORE YEARS..

  7. I don’t think it matters much. He’s a tired old man who needs to be put out to pasture. All he managed to say is “awwww, common, man!” . I’m not even sure that he says that with too much conmanages. May be that’s an attempt to sound woke, whatever some is!

  8. Can’t relate if there is no debate. So far we know Joe in the hole likes dead babies, dead Trump supporters, dead DNC conventions, dead weight VEEPS, and no daybreak. Can he tell us anything different? Is that why he likes the hole? It’s so close to being 6 feet under.

  9. If Biden debates the Democratic party will have to put ear pieces into his ears so someone can tell him the answers and this would not surprise me.

  10. Joe loses the election if he refuses to debate. Joe loses the election if he debates because he’s a feeble minded idiot and has nothing to say that the American people want to hear. Either way he loses.

  11. There are three reasons Nancy will not support the Biden-Trump debates:
    1) As well noted, and suspected, Biden no longer has the mental acuity to handle a verbal discourse with opponents. Hell, he can’t even handle interviews with a biased and sympathetic media these days. Against Trump, he would fade like a wet tissue.
    2) TDS. Pelosi is so wracked with Trump derangement syndrome, she can’t handle anything to do with Trump. That is why the only legislation she let through the House these past 3 1/2 years were budgets bloated with fundings for her Marxist cronies’ projects and impeachment proceedings against Trump. She would allow nothing through Congress that could be seen as even a slightly positive action for DJT.
    3) Pelosi, like BLM, is stone cold Marxist and would allow NO thoughts or ideas to be expressed that would run counter to her Marxist agenda, especially to a nationwide audience.
    Her actions are not unlike Putin or Xi. Our own Soros-funded blue state governors, mayors and DAs have taken to following her lead. Think NY, Ill and Cal, NYC, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Baltimore, SF and LA to name a few. The voters need to step up and push back against these Marxist attacks. Vote Trump 2020.

  12. There must be debateS! Pelosi and crew would have a cow if it was President Trump who was tucked away somewhere and his staff suggested he not debate! The People of America have the absolute right to know where every candidate stands… course President Trump is the only candidate I have seen who actually kept his promises… but hey, we can always hope!

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