Biden’s Job Tuesday Night: Just Don’t Screw It Up
Contributor: Eleanor Clift
Joe Biden doesn’t exactly have to win the first debate. He just needs to avoid disaster. And say “200,000” a lot.
After shadow boxing for months, taking jabs and lobbing insults, Donald Trump will meet his challenger in a socially distanced way Tuesday evening for the first of three debates. The bar is high for Trump in the age of COVID. Can he con the country into wanting the chaos he generates for four more years when there are 200,000 Americans dead from the virus on his watch?
Will the rally-loving president be able to perform in an almost empty debate hall without an audience of admirers chanting “fill that seat”?