When will politicians recognize and learn that smirks and laughter when other politicians are talking (including when they're being moronic) is such a horrible strategy? Marco Rubio did it last time and looked like a dweeb.
I really dislike how often both of these candidates use appeals to emotion. It's so transparent and phony. Apparently they do it because their strategists tell them it works but I don't understand how. To me they both come off as phony.
So Democrats can be responsible for most of the COVID deaths, yet blame that on Trump. And then also be responsible for the shut-downs that crushed the American economy, and blame that on Trump too. Americans are so dumb if they fall for that.
Trump is a terrible communicator though. He should never have said he's not negotiating anymore. He should have simply said the second part - "I'll sign a bill that has a 1200 stimulus check and nothing else the minute you bring it to my desk."
Almost all of the states that had the most COVID deaths are run by Democrats. I think if you are going to blame politicians at all for COVID deaths, it is fair to say Democrats are responsible for most of them.
the dems stand for nothing other than opposing trump so if he is anti china they are pro china. If he is anti CHAZ they are pro CHAZ. if trump want such a moron they would lose and they would have to rethink that political strategy
This stuff about the virus drives me nuts too. Country not doing well under GOP president. States not doing well under Democratic governors. There is so much of this that was new. People made stupid mistakes but does anybody really believe that changing the party in charge in the states not doing well, or in the country generally, would make a difference?
Harris is dead wrong on the foreign policy here. I actually think Trump has been fantastic on foreign policy. Bring troops home. Make alliances with friendly countries and isolate rogue regimes. Show a willingness to negotiate but do so through strength. He got results that nobody else could. Foreign policy has been his greatest achievement bar none (economy was also great but I don't know how much of that is really him - with FP it's much clearer).
I don't actually believe anyone is undecided (between candidates) going into this election. Both Harris and Pence spoke to people who align with their beliefs. Harris, in particular, seemed to be speaking to young people and people who may be deciding whether to vote. I loved the way she broke concepts down and made it plain and simple. Wapping up her answers within her allotted time, rather than going over like Pence, made it easier to hear her points. At first I was wary of all the smiling and facial expressions, but Fox News spent the entire day before the election trying to paint her as angry and aggressive so she probably was trying to counter that narrative. This chat is so illuminating.
With regard to answer questions, I don't think Pence answered most of the questions posed to him. Was there ever a clear answer on what is going to happen to people with pre-existing conditions since Trump is in court over the ACA? Was he convincing? I think he would have done better by sticking to his time limits. He came off as condescending and rude every time he told the moderator he was going to take more time. Then with all her thank you's his points were lost in the chaos anyways. Trump folks, was he effective/convincing to you?