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I was hugely disappointed by Kamala Harris. I don't know if she can't think on her feet and was poorly prepared or if she was prepared specifically not to come across as an angry black woman, but her failure to grasp debate opportunities in the first 20 minutes led me to turn off the debate.

While they were on the first point, about COVID, would it really be so abstruse and aggressive for her to have brought up President Trump's dismissal and public ridicule of mask wearing and social distancing, or, even worse, his discouragement of his staff and family from wearing masks and following CDC recommendations, let alone his encouragement of his followers to flaunt CDC recommendations? Is this not an obvious point? Would it not have served better than bringing up her family and childhood?

This was supposed to be a debate, not a 'candidate meets the public' event. Participants were supposed to attempt to score points and discredit the other side. Pence had a pack of the usual lies. Harris had the truth, but didn't stoop to using it.  

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 02:36:24 PM EST

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