No great debater, Joe Biden needs to keep message simple
The Democratic debates proved something − Joe Biden is a weak debater and many of the Democratic candidates are strong ones. It did not prove that Biden would be a weak president. Donald Trump is a great debater and a horrible president. If I was Joe Biden, here’s what I would have said.
“I’m not much of a debater. Many of my colleagues in these debates are. Donald Trump is a great debater. If you want a president that distances us from our allies, assaults women, disparages people of color, separates children from their families, obstructs justice and very likely serves at the pleasure of Vladimir Putin (because even if Trump didn’t conspire with Russians, Russian efforts helped him get votes), then vote for him. But if you want a president who will restore relations with our allies, respect all people, find a compassionate solution to a thorny immigration problem on our southern border, re-engage with the world on addressing the adverse effects of global warming, return civility to public discourse and strive for bipartisan approaches to the difficult issues facing America, I know how to do that job. Vote for me.”
Stories that may interest you
I served on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard for 22 years and have now been a civilian employee at the Coast Guard Academy for another 19 years. I am not Catholic, but on Nov. 3 I attended the Red, White and Blue Mass in honor of the Military at St. Patrick Cathedral in Norwich. In the...
As my term on the Board of Selectmen ends, I wanted to say thanks for the incredible opportunity to serve the residents of Waterford at this level. As you know, I take great pride in serving the town professionally and politically. When appointed to the Board of Selectmen, I committed to...
Mystic Aquarium wants to import five belugas from Marineland in Canada for research. The whales are offspring of wild-caught whales from a Russian population designated as "depleted," making their import for public display illegal under U.S. law. Mystic has limited space, so the whales will be...
Recently, Tucker Carlson declared California’s pro-green party turned off the electricity to help the environment; while California is still filthy. The electricity was turned off in sections of the state to help prevent the spread of wildfires. California has some of the worst...