Due to Donald Trump’s health condition there will be more attention on this….
Tomorrow Wednesday, Oct, 7, 2020…
Senator Kamala Harris (D-Ca)….
Vice President Mike Pence….
9:00 to 10:30PM.. East Coast Time…
The University of Utah, Salt Lake City….
Moderator Susan Page of USA Today….
What’s the format? The debate will be divided into nine 10-minute sections. Each candidate will have two minutes to respond to the opening question in each segment.
Topics? Page hasn’t released a list of topics.
But it’s extremely likely that the coronavirus crisis will be front and center at this debate, particularly because of the president’s health and the fact that Pence served as the head of the coronavirus task force. He’ll have to defend the administration’s response to the pandemic, which has now claimed the lives of more than 210,000 Americans.
For her part, Harris, a former prosecutor who gained national attention for her grilling of witnesses in the Senate, may have to walk a delicate line between attacking Pence and the administration’s policies while the president recovers from the virus.
Will there be more debates? Two more Trump-Biden debates are scheduled, but given the president’s health, their status and any format changes are unclear:
- Oct. 15: second presidential debate
- Oct. 22: third presidential debate
He, he, he…..
MSNBC’s Joy Reid said “Pence is not observing the no-interruptions rule, and going over his (time) and getting away with it. The moderator needs to be an entity or why have them?”
CNN Political Correspondent Abby Phillip said “Pence is not interrupting in the way Trump did, but he is completely ignoring the debate time rules and speaking for well beyond his time.”
Many called out Pence’s penchant for running over his time, saying he lacked respect for the rules and his female counterpart.
Ashley Judd questioned why “does Trump and Pence feel so entitled to shout over women?” Van Jones referred to Pence as the “mansplainer-in-chief.” Sophia Bush agreed: “Gaslighting + Mansplaining. @VP’s entire debate strategy. It’s wiiiiiiiiiiiiild.”…