Displaying all articles tagged:

Presidential Debates

  1. vision 2020
    How Trump Failed to Make This a ‘Choice’ ElectionCOVID-19 and Joe Biden’s nomination screwed up Trump’s original campaign strategy, and he never adjusted.
  2. presidential debates
    3 Reasons Trump Lost the Final Presidential DebateThe president spent his last 90 minutes of free airtime advertising his lack of empathy and opposition to the minimum wage.
  3. presidential debates
    Trump Started the Debate Disciplined, Then Lapsed Into Being HimselfTrump needed to make a coherent case that his record entitles him to a second term. He tried that, then began raving in right-wing code.
  4. vision 2020
    Trump Is Running Out of Time to Change These 8 Election X-FactorsExamining the remaining variables, the president is in serious trouble just two weeks ahead of his date with reelection fate.
  5. vision 2020
    Trump, Biden to Hold Competing Town Halls Instead of DebateSadly, voters will have to wait to witness the unmatched eloquence on display two weeks ago.
  6. politics
    Trump Won’t Debate Unless There’s a Risk of Infecting BidenAfter refusing to participate virtually, Trump proposed delayed, in-person debates. Biden’s team says they won’t bend to his “erratic behavior.”
  7. poll position
    Is the Bottom Beginning to Drop Out of the Trump Campaign?Some particularly bad polls for the incumbent have come out after his first debate with Biden and COVID-19 diagnosis.
  8. poll position
    Trump’s Post-Access Hollywood Comeback Will Be Hard to RepeatAt this point in the 2016 cycle, Trump’s campaign looked dead — then he bounced back. But he went into his COVID crisis with weaker poll numbers.
  9. presidential debates
    Trump Has No Power to Block a Change in the Debate RulesIf the president boycotts the second debate, he’ll give his rival a free primetime infomercial, broadcast across all the major networks.
  10. vision 2020
    2020 Presidential Debates: What to Expect and How to WatchEverything you need to know about the remaining Trump-Biden contests in the wake of the combative first debate.
  11. poll position
    So How Do the Polls Look After That Hellscape of a Debate?Trump certainly isn’t getting a bump from his performance, and he’s getting some not-great news from key-state polls.
  12. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Should the First Presidential Debate Also Be the Last?The next two events are unlikely to improve on Tuesday’s travesty, but Joe Biden still has something to gain by showing up.
  13. presidential debates
    Even Trump’s Base Found His Debate Performance Off-puttingTrump voters called his showing “annoying,” and “overboard,” while his biggest media champions meekly declared the debate “a tie.”
  14. presidential debates
    5 Reasons Joe Biden (Probably) Won the First DebateA tie goes to the guy who’s winning by seven points.
  15. anonymous
    ‘Just Putrid’: GOP Insiders Texted Me Their Honest Feelings About the DebateA Republican close to the Trump campaign said, “We finally found something that the entire country can agree on: This debate was a complete shitshow.”
  16. presidential debates
    Trump Closes Debate by Threatening Election Night ChaosRather than forswearing an early victory claim, Trump said the Supreme Court should weigh in on his incoherent, fact-free attacks on voting by mail.
  17. anonymous
    ‘Punch a Bully in the Mouth’: What Democratic Insiders Were Saying During DebateA congressman, a Biden adviser, and various party operatives gave me candid perspectives by text on the ugly and chaotic debate in Cleveland.
  18. the national interest
    Trump Controlled the Tone of the First Debate, But Biden Controlled the MessageA tactical success but a strategic defeat for a punch-drunk president.
  19. vision 2020
    Key Moments From the First Trump-Biden DebateIt was a disaster: Trump did himself the disservice of constant interruptions, while the moderator failed to stop him from doing so.
  20. satire
    Source: Biden to Debate Wearing Brain Implant, ‘Super Bazooka’ ArmsThe Democratic nominee refused to consent to pre-debate brain scan to prove that there is no AI homunculus lodged behind his eyes.
  21. presidential debates
    A Second University Withdraws From Hosting Presidential DebatesNotre Dame and the University of Michigan have rescinded their offers to host Trump and Biden this fall, as replacement venues face COVID challenges.
  22. vision 2020
    All of a Sudden Trump Wants to Debate Joe BidenIn December, Trump laid the groundwork to skip the debates. Trailing now in several national polls, he finally cares about the democratic process.
  23. The $6 Trillion Issue You Won’t Be Hearing About at Tonight’s DebateRadical change is needed at the Pentagon — but no one is talking about it.
  24. White House: It’s Ironic for Trump to Accuse Clinton of Drugging Before Debates“You’re telling me that the candidate who snorted his way through the first two debates is accusing the other candidate of taking drugs?”
  25. Presidential Debates
    Report: Trump Will Wing Debates, While Clinton Does Her HomeworkBut Trump is testing zingers.
  26. master debaters
    Months Later, Debate Co-Chair Says Crowley Was a ‘Mistake’Frank Fahrenkopf gives a pep talk to Nevada Republicans.
  27. master debaters
    Bob Schieffer Wants to Double the Number of Presidential DebatesAmerica can’t handle that many drinking games.
  28. it ain’t easy being green
    Green Party Candidates Make Unsuccessful Attempt to Crash DebateJill Stein and Cheri Honkala were arrested outside Hofstra University.
  29. master debaters
    Presidential Debate Leaves Little Room for FunNo clapping, no hollering, no Newt Gingrich.
  30. early and often
    Jim Lehrer on Being the Safe, Old Moderator: Hey! I Resemble That RemarkLehrer is “seething” at reports that he’s predictable. (He is.)
  31. aurora shooting
    Aurora Victims Push for Questions on Gun Control During Presidential Debate“When you watch the presidential debates, ask yourself who has a plan to stop gun violence.”
  32. religion
    Mormons Fast for a Romney Debate VictoryWhile evangelicals pray that he disavows Mormonism.
  33. reddit
    Gary Johnson to Reddit: Don’t Shoot the WikiLeaks MessengerBradley Manning, however …
  34. presidential debates
    Obama Doesn’t Want to Bore Us During the DebatesKeep it simple, Mr. President.
  35. master debaters
    The Presidential Debates Get ModeratorsLehrer, Schieffer, and Crowley win.
  36. presidential debates
    Three High School Girls Push for Female Presidential Debate ModeratorHasn’t been one in twenty years.
  37. 2012
    Panel Picks Dates for Three 2012 Presidential DebatesThe first is October 3.
  38. newtonium
    Howard Kurtz: Fox Is Crossing Its Fingers Newt Gingrich Will Jump Into the Race by May 3That way their debate won’t totally suck.