I was really pulling for Trump to make Biden look bad during the final presidential debate. I’m not sure he did that.
I was looking for an excuse to blame moderator Kristen Welker in the event Trump did not do well, Can’t do that. She gave Trump quite a bit of leeway.
Trump’s attempt to score points with Hunter Biden’s emails failed to work. Biden deflected those attacks by throwing Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns and his Chinese Bank account back in the President’s face. “This isn’t about our families, it’s about your families!” emphasized Biden while pointing at the TV audience.
Trump tried to blame the Obama-Biden administration for failing to do anything about the conditions Democrats are blasting the President for. That may have worked.
Trump said he did more for blacks than any president since Abe Lincoln. But instead of leaving well enough alone, the President blew that by boasting, “I’m the least racist person in this room,” a laughable claim at best.
Trump and Biden spent most of the debate attacking each other. Trump scored points by repeatedly referring to Biden as ‘Joe’, while the best Biden could do was to call Trump ‘this guy’.
Trump did not do well during the COVID-19 issue. Biden did not do much better there either. Biden scored points by accusing Trump of ignoring the scientists. Trump scored some points by claiming Biden would shut down the country, thereby destroying the economy.
On climate change Trump scored some points by claiming we have the cleanest air and water of any country and that Biden’s promise to end our dependence on fossil fuels would cost millions of Americans their jobs. Biden countered that we must end our dependence on fossil fuels in order to save the planet and that his green energy plan would create millions of jobs.
Trump should have won the debate on the climate change topic alone, but most Americans are in the dark about the fact that Biden’s green energy plan will fail to meet their energy needs.
To his credit, Trump did not interrupt Biden like he had done in the first debate. This time it was Biden who did the interrupting.
Biden’s performance should once and for all bury the claim that he is senile.
Last night’s debate will not change the minds of either the Trump or Biden supporters who have not yet voted. Neither Trump nor Biden KO’d the other in the quest for the undecided vote.
So, who won the debate? The media was just itching to declare Biden the winner by a knockout. But Trump did rather well and Biden wasn’t that good. Thus most of the media here and abroad declared Kristin Welker the winner.
But Israeli journalist Boaz Bismuth said, “We saw a level-headed, highly focused Donald Trump ….. Biden didn’t know what to do with the time he was given. Like a deer in the headlights, he occasionally froze.” And Politico’s headline read, “Trump came out strong.”
British columnist Piers Morgan said, “Instead of the ranting, deluded, narcissistic buffoon we got last time, this was a far calmer, measured, focused, well-prepared, non-scary and even empathetic performance by the president. We saw a new, tamer Trump and I liked it as much as I was surprised by it ….. Donald Trump won last night’s debate.”
If Piers Morgan is right, then maybe the undecided voters will go for Trump. I sure hope so!