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Will Biden Survive the First Debate?

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Posted By: Magnante, 9/23/2020 4:48:10 AM

The first presidential debate is next Tuesday, and I don't see Biden surviving. His campaign has been playing "hide the Crypt-Keeper" since spring, occasionally proving to the public that he's still ticking by having him tussle with a teleprompter while "objective journalists" participate in make-believe interviews. Biden's cognitive decline is now so steep that he begins reading pre-written answers to pre-written questions, forgets what he's doing halfway through, and settles for stringing syllables together that sound English-y in a non–native speaker sort of way. He is a man forever in search of a thought but finding none

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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney 9/23/2020 4:55:31 AM (No. 549461)
I am not watching any of the debates. I have had it with not a single interviewer from the right, even though we make up most of the voters. I have had enough of leftism shoved down my throat, and refuse to listen to the snarky questions, even though Trump will easily stuff them down their throats.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: PChristopher 9/23/2020 5:07:05 AM (No. 549464)
Biden will do really well in the debate...as long as they keep the REAL Biden in the Basement and substitute Jeff Dunham and Walter!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DCGIRL 9/23/2020 5:27:44 AM (No. 549474)
Not sure how that will go. I hope President Trump will treat Biden with an enormous amount of respect. The reason I'm saying this is because we all know there is something seriously wrong with Biden. I don't want Pres. Trump look like he is picking on a handicap person.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: anniebc 9/23/2020 5:32:04 AM (No. 549476)
My question is will a black man have to die at the hands of police to take the focus off the debate? Or, will Covid numbers spike sky high the day of the debate? "Ole Hidin of Team Grope"!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: OBX Pete 9/23/2020 5:32:59 AM (No. 549478)
Agree with #3 100 percent. I hope Trump doesn't make Biden look so bad that viewers feel sorry for this old senile dupe.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: chance_232 9/23/2020 6:15:45 AM (No. 549490)
Re#3. Ummm I disagree. If Biden truly has dementia, tough questioning, holding his feet to the fire and an adversary seriously pushing back may very well trigger a meltdown. When that happens, Trump calmly announces that Biden needs medical attention and ends the debate. But not before Biden has a meltdown for all the world to see.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: RayLRiv 9/23/2020 6:59:13 AM (No. 549507)
I don't think there will be a first debate. DemoRATS will pull a last-minute stunt.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sergeant Major 9/23/2020 7:22:14 AM (No. 549523)
The headline assumes he will show up
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bazi 9/23/2020 7:25:43 AM (No. 549526)
As POTUS Trump points out: Kim Jong Un isn't "shot". Xi Jinping isn't "shot". Hassan Rouhani isn't "shot". As President, Biden would have to deal with all these leaders. Therefore, he should not be treated with kid gloves. Anyway, the left (which includes the corrupt media) denies that Biden has dementia.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99 9/23/2020 7:35:12 AM (No. 549532)
I’m with #6. PDT only has to gently poke Biden a couple of times to get him to erupt. Look at how Fingers has attacked his own voters for asking pointed questions. A mention of Hunter and Burisma or a question about Biden’s hidden SCOTUS list could do it. His team could trank him up to mellow his temper, but then he might fall asleep on the podium. An earbud would just confuse him and he can’t have a teleprompter. His team wouldn’t let him out of the basement again yesterday. Was he having a bad mental health day? What if he has one the day of the debate? The author is correct - Biden should concede. But Jill won’t let him.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: rytwng 9/23/2020 7:35:14 AM (No. 549533)
All president Trump has to do is cause Biden to lose his temper. Biden will come unhinged and lose it completely.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: snapper451 9/23/2020 7:43:45 AM (No. 549541)
Nominate for "Must read" status on the basis of the one liner "He is a man forever in search of a thought but finding none, while the press corps propping up his campaign pretends otherwise." Waiting for the positive Covid test from his trip earlier this week.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: jinx 9/23/2020 7:46:13 AM (No. 549542)
"A man in search of a thought but finding none." I love it. It defines Biden completely. The democrats are up to something. They will put Kamala in his place if he crashes and burns. She was not elected by the Democrats who voted in the primary; she dropped out because she was not even close. Then they will put Hillary up as VP. Maybe this has been the plan all along. I can't see Hillary letting Kamala become President.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: justjoe1237 9/23/2020 7:49:47 AM (No. 549543)
Trump has called it: Biden's handlers give him a "big shot in the ass" of a complex cocktail of drugs, including amphetamines and mood enhancers. For two hours, he can go out and perform well-- which is to say, no brain freezes, no confusion, no disorientation. Once the drugs wear off, he is back to early stages of dementia. Trump should really insist-- as he has said-- that he and Biden receive drug tests immediately before the debate-- or maybe immediately after would be better for testing accuracy.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rumblehog 9/23/2020 8:03:46 AM (No. 549555)
It will be a whole lot of, "C'mon man!" Biden will fumble every fact and deflect everything into his typical hyperbole.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Nimby 9/23/2020 8:13:24 AM (No. 549566)
Joebberish probably has already received the questions
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Reply 17 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/23/2020 8:30:47 AM (No. 549594)
#13, it will be almost impossible to replace Old Jo on the ballots around the country, at this stage of the electoral process. It might have been possible with Ruthie still alive at the U.S. supreme court, had Chief Judas John Roberts gone along with the three witches and bumbling Breyer, but a 4-4 decision doesn't work, depending on the circuits involved. I realize the Court took a dive on the Torricelli matter, but...
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Reply 18 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/23/2020 9:17:54 AM (No. 549637)
He's gonna turn into Pop Corn...or is that Corn Pop...no matter, He's always been an Idiot and nothing's changed.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bpl40 9/23/2020 9:19:02 AM (No. 549641)
I am sure PDT has been getting this advice from everyone - treat him with respect and sympathy - let the people be the judge. Chris Wallace should also beware that he is under the glass. Any Creepy Crawley stuff and it will back fire on him and Fox right away.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: hershey 9/23/2020 9:19:14 AM (No. 549642)
Ah #16, he presented us with a new word, 'joebberish' to be added to Websters for 2020....
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Saryden 9/23/2020 9:25:22 AM (No. 549652)
The Dems running Biden for president is a clear case of "the emperor has no clothes." Actually, I believe it is elder abuse. Dr. Jill,' where's Hunter', and family should be ashamed to take part in this fiasco... but that would be asking them to behave as responsible/respectable adults. I observe that Dems never get beyond "age-ten liars/adolescents."
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Reply 22 - Posted by: jond 9/23/2020 9:44:41 AM (No. 549675)
My only concern is that Joe is playing rope-a-dope. His handlers are filling his brain up with sound bites and bromides, and he may not run out of them in 2 hours. (I'll be happy to be proved wrong.)
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Reply 23 - Posted by: privateer 9/23/2020 9:52:47 AM (No. 549686)
Owing to his diminished mental faculties, and his always low worth, I feel compelled to help Joe to reach his noble goal of ushering in the destruction of the USA. SO...a suggestion for his campaign song, a fine old mid-19th century number whose chorus concludes with: I hear those gentle voices calling, Old Barack Joe. (Will also help prepare us for his scheduled demise.) And for a slogan, and a precis of his coming reign of destruction, either: The Great Leap Backward, or The VirusCultural Revolution. You're welcome, balloon-head.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: MDConservative 9/23/2020 10:30:40 AM (No. 549728)
None of this charade has ever made sense except as a ploy to keep the radical Dems out of the nomination. Joe is a made UNIPARTY man, safe. He did okay in these "debates" prior to his basement exile against the assembled Dem crazies. His decline is truly epic, and I suspect unexpected. Will Joe debate? He has to...or the jig is up for him. He can claim principle. He can claim a cold. Short of departing this mortal coil, whatever he claims will be generally seen as contrived. He'll be back in the basement. What the Dems need to avoid is a total electoral debacle. With the current flow of momentum, that may be wishful thinking, just like rigging Joe's nomination was.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: chillijilli 9/23/2020 10:45:27 AM (No. 549755)
#3, me too. To those of you hoping Trump taunts Joe into a demented rage---that's just not possible. Dementia doesn't manifest on demand. There can be periods of lucidity, but when, where, and how long they last are completely unpredictable. To those who think Joe is being given some kind of hyped-up cocktail of wonder drugs, that type of treatment simply doesn't exist either. The Demos can't control JOE, but they certainly CAN control his environment. You can believe that Biden's handlers already have a system of prearranged signals in place so if Dr Jill sees that Joe is in trouble there will be some kind of technical glitch or immediate health issue that requires the debate to "temporarily" be stopped and continued at a later time.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: padiva 9/23/2020 11:03:39 AM (No. 549777)
Will Hunter be at the debate to support Dad? Will PDT invite Hunter's baby and baby mama? Have the Bidens ever met the child?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: rockeysroomie 9/23/2020 11:21:27 AM (No. 549806)
#25- Good comment. Maybe you're on to something. Maybe Joe will shout out, "No mas!", in the middle of the debate, like Robert Duran shouted out in his fight with Sugar Ray Leonard II, after the finish of the 8th round.(November 25,1980, Louisiana Superdome)
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Reply 28 - Posted by: mc squared 9/23/2020 11:32:50 AM (No. 549819)
#3, 5 and others. I have the same concerns about alleged 'elder abuse'. ( strange, both men are in their 70s) Democrats and most independents are very susceptible to emotional hokey pokey - not facts. No matter what happens, the press will say Biden did superbly.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: DVC 9/23/2020 3:21:16 PM (No. 550078)
Let's not set the bar so low that if he doesn't collapse or pee his pants, it is considered a magnificent performance.
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