Unthinking Majority wrote:Sounds like cancel culture. If people don't want to watch they can chose not to watch. I imagine most won't. You can't just cancel a part of the democratic process because one guy is intolerable and you don't want him to get more votes. That's literally like censorship.
Even if there was no COVID i'd predict record low voter turnout for people 35+, especially white people. 2 very uninspiring candidates, and probably the worst debates ever.
There is no a "culture" about it. If something is useless and/or offensive most reasonable people would steer away from it.
The political "debates" do not really debate. I have attended, watched, participated in thousands of hours of debates and the political debates are shit.
Now, add into the picture the monkey shit throwing Donald trump and while it may make good television for the masses, especially those that find some sort of enjoyment on reality TV kind of crap, in reality, it has no substance.
In general I don't care much for presidential debates, as far as I am concerned they should cancel them all. To see further spinning and avoiding answering hard questions, etc, you can just tune into your favorite news cable channel and watch it 24/7, you don't need debates.
As far as "debating" with Trump... it is the equivalent of debating with a 4-year-old. There is no way a rocket scientist will appear favorable sitting next to a 4-year-old debating parabolic projectile trajectory phisics...
There is no way anyone will appear presidential or have any meaningful debate if Donald trump is one of the participants.
That is why all 2016 debates were a joke, fun to watch, but a joke.
Biden has absolutely nothing to win yet he is exposing himself. Trump has nothing to lose, his supporters have already seen how fucking retarded and how wacko he is and still love him despite that (some would say they love him BECAUSE of that). Either way, it is a lose/lose from Biden perspective.
Biden's team should put some serious conditions... Live fact-checking with the "arbiter" challenging any lies, muting the mic of both participants if it is not time to speak and enforcing answering questions rather than giving non-answer answers.
If they cannot possibly do a civil debate without interruptions and bullying and/or spreading of lies, then there should not be a debate at all. To watch Trump talking shit, we can watch his stupid adds.