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For Harris it was about introducing herself to a public who largely didn't know her and present herself as sympathetic and likeable. It really wasn't about winning an argument, and she used her time to present her agenda rather than respond much to his.

Yes, it was very frustrating to watch as she passed on a whole range of open goals.  The format didn't allow an open debate as even the moderator wasn't allowed to ask follow-up question or insist that her questions be answered.

Pence is a master at not answering the question and defending the indefensible, and even had the chutzpah to say (twice) that she was entitled to her own opinions but not to her own facts. This from a regime which invented "alternative facts" to allow themselves live in an alternate reality.

But I don't think you were the target audience for her: it was the low information, independent, uncommitted and swing voters she was trying to woo - basically by demonstrating she was a dignified and and caring person.

You may have missed out on an opportunity to see Pence lambasted, but you will have to bottle your frustration and vent it at the ballot box instead. All she had to do was not interfere with the current trajectory of the race.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 03:20:18 PM EST
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I certainly hope you are correct, Frank. Yet I fail to see why it could possibly have hurt the Biden ticket for Harris to at least respond to Pence's allegations that she and Biden were undermining confidence in the vaccine by responding that, at least, her team was not encouraging their supporters to flout CDC recommendations regarding masks and social distancing. After all, is it really such a faux pas to act like it really is a debate at least occasionally?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 05:09:57 PM EST
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