Hello and welcome to the third installment in our 2020 Election series! It's Thursday, October 22, and the election is in 12 days.
Tonight, the nation as a whole will have the opportunity to listen to the presidential candidates express their views on key issues and present their closing arguments on why they should be the next president of the United States.
The first debate devolved into a hot mess of interruptions and awkward moments, causing Joe Biden to finally blurt out, "Will you shut up, man?" The second debate was canceled due to President Trump's coronavirus infection and his unwillingness to participate in a virtual debate.
In an attempt to enforce rules already agreed upon by each candidate, and avoid another instance of televised chaos, the Debate Commission changed the format for tonight. At the beginning of each segment, each candidate will be given 2 minutes to speak. The opposing candidate will have his microphone silenced. Of course, this did not go over very well with a certain candidate who thrives on misdirection and distraction.
This process of election affords a moral certainty that the office of President will seldom fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications. - Alexander Hamilton
Will the mute button actually be effective? Your guess is as good as ours, especially since the Trump campaign was not happy with the debate topics chosen by the Debate Commission. However, most of the topics are at the top of the list of key issues for many voters.
✓ Fighting COVID-19
✓ American Families
✓ Race in America
✓ Climate Change
✓ National Security
Maybe (hopefully?) we'll actually have the opportunity to hear where each candidate stands on the issues. With less than 2 weeks left until Election Day, the candidates really need to have their messages on point or risk making mistakes lethal to their respective campaigns.
How to Watch
The debate will begin at 9PM EST. You can catch it live on every major network and cable news channel, or watch anytime via a variety of streaming services.
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- Hamilton, The Musical