For more ultimate news saturation, we’ve got a debate tonight between Kamala Harris and, straight from COVID Central, Mike Pence. Watch it here or just share your thoughts and observations in our comments section.
I doubt Pence will make a total fool of himself, as his favorite p***y grabber did last week, but he's slick and Harris is a tough former prosecutor so there will probably be some notable moments.
The action starts at 9 PM ET and will go 90 minutes without interruption.
I’ll be sharing my reactions in the comments section. I look forward to seeing yours.
You can watch the debate below, via C-Span.
To my mind, Pence took a page from his boss causing him to talk over/interrupt Harris repeatedly. It’s infuriating to watch as some CNN pundits “equivalence” because Harris did so a couple of times. Same frustration at the “equivalencing” over the one time Harris evaded a question and the multiple times Pence did so. I do so hope CNN won’t fall (again) into the trap of trying to appear neutral by presenting both sides as being equally guilty of whatever (“equivalencing”) when one side is clearly more at fault than the other.
Pence was passive-aggressive as expected but anybody familiar with the WH talking points could not but conclude that he has nothing to add to Trump’s positions. That supports Kevin’s conviction that Pence is the puppeteer and that he wants any blame going around to be laid at Trump’s door.
PS: Pence went on and on about the great job that Americans had done in keeping the death rate down. Harris should have reminded him that the situation got really bad precisely because they followed the misguided messages from the WH. Had those messages been based on what the President already knew in January/February 2020, the US would not be experiencing a raging pandemic. The WH’s failure to listen to science is what caused the pandemic to be a lot worse than it might have been.
We’re barely half an hour into the VP debate, and three things are already clear. First, Mike Pence has decided to run his mouth almost nonstop, routinely going far over his time limit, ignoring the moderator’s instructions, and interrupting Kamala Harris while she’s speaking.
Second, this moderator is a complete joke. She keeps letting Mike Pence walk all over her in terms of interruptions, running long, and nonstop lies. Even more bizarrely, the moderator has been insistent on holding Kamala Harris as tightly to the rules as possible, even as Pence is allowed to do whatever he wants.
Third, even though this debate is a complete joke so far, Kamala Harris is undoubtedly winning it. She’s taken advantage of the comparatively limited time she’s been given, and she’s landed several shots at Pence. No one can possibly be enjoying watching this joke of a debate, but the one thing they’ll remember when it’s over is Kamala’s “Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking” line.