Biden's bid for Oval Office labeled 'most cynical' ever

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Joe Biden wearing maskA spokesperson for the Republican Party contends there's a move afoot to protect Joe Biden's presidential bid by simply skipping the debates that traditionally precede an election.

Some people on the left don't believe Joe Biden should debate President Donald Trump. In an op-ed published on CNN.com, former Clinton White House press secretary Joe Lockhart addressed the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate:

"Whatever you do, don't debate Trump. It's a fool's errand to enter the ring with someone who can't follow the rules or the truth …. It's worth the risk [to skip the debates] as trying to debate someone incapable of telling the truth is an impossible contest to win."

Regardless, says Lockhart, Biden has run "a very effective campaign to date, but now we're getting to crunch time as many Americans are just starting to focus on the race."

Responding to this on The Todd Starnes Show, GOP national spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington said voters saw this coming.

"It's the most cynical presidential bid in American history where they think they can ride this relic of the swamp into power and not ever show him to voters," said Harrington. "What? He leaves the basement once a week – and now they're laying the groundwork to not debate?

"This is how low of an opinion they have of the American people. They think they can just coast to power and you'll never even get to see him."

But according to the Biden campaign, America will get to see him. "We have agreed to those three debates. We will be there," said Kate Bedingfield Monday on Fox News. "We are very much looking forward to debating Donald Trump" and putting the candidates' "contrasts on display."

As of now, three debates between President Trump and Joe Biden are set to begin in September. The one and only vice-presidential debate will take place in October.

 

Editor's note: Notre Dame has withdrawn as host of Debate #1; that debate will now be hosted by Case Western Reserve University

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