Unlike the first presidential debate between U.S. President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden which left voters feeling as frustrated as if they’d been trying to nail Jello to a tree, the final presidential debate in Nashville on Thursday night was summertime when the living is easy; the air of civility and decorum lulled voters into a sense of sunshine and lollipops beside a cool, placid lake punctuated with tiny ripples undulating to the shore.
However, the face-off was not all hearts and flowers as the President landed several blows against Biden with the cascade of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop which implicate the former Vice President and his family in a global pay-to-play scheme. Voters and pundits alike noted that moderator Kristen Welker seemed to push her own agenda, rather than follow up on the points made by the candidates that piqued the interest of voters.
When Biden criticized the President for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, some of the measures that he put forth, such as social distancing and the use of plexiglass in restaurants, are measures that the President and America are taking now. Voters were turned off by Biden’s advocation of lockdowns and contact tracing.
“We’re about to go into a dark winter,” Biden said. Trump immediately disagreed by saying that America was not going into a dark winter, but that the country was opening up.
Voters wanted to hear topics of importance to American families, such as the economy, opening up the country, and healthcare, but the moderator made no effort to ask questions on points of contention. She reportedly interrupted the President 135 times; Joe Biden, twice.
The President drove home the point that Biden has been in Washington for 47 months and has accomplished nothing. “I’ve done more in 47 months than Joe Biden has done in 47 years,” he said.
Americans wanted to hear more about foreign policy, but the moderator interrupted the president several times when he turned up the heat on Biden. The former Vice President insisted that several top government officials had looked into his actions in Ukraine and that he had done nothing wrong. That, too, turned out to be incorrect.
On the subject of Hunter Biden and the infamous laptop, chock full of emails detailing the Biden family business dealings with foreign entities, the President told Biden that he owed the nation an explanation.
“A lot of this happened while you were vice president,” the President said. “Joe got three and one-half million dollars from Russia; it came through Putin.”
“I’ve never taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life,” Biden stated emphatically.
“I don’t make money off of China, you do,” Trump jabbed at Biden. “I don’t make money off of Russia, you do. I don’t make money off of Ukraine, you do.”
Joe Biden’s ‘Bidencare’ plan did not resonate as expected. When he said that 180 million Americans with private healthcare plans would not lose their plans, he lied when he said that no one lost their healthcare plans under ‘Obamacare’ unless they did it by choice.
And the lies did not stop there.
“You know his character,” Biden said. “You know my character. I am … the character of the country is on the ballot.”
Yes, Americans do know Joe Biden’s character. He would rather climb a tree to tell a lie than to stand on the ground and tell the truth.
He lied about his stance on hydraulic fracking. One day he’s for it; one day he’s against it. He lied when he said that the laptop scandal was Russian disinformation when the hard evidence is there, backed by the testimony of one of his family’s insiders, Tony Bobulinski, the U.S. Navy Veteran they hired as CEO.
He lied when he said that President Trump has destroyed the economy when Trump has overseen one of the greatest economic booms in the nation since the Great Depression.
With the final debate in the books and on the record, the voters know the difference and it is highly unlikely that anyone in the country is undecided. Nearly 50 million Americans already decided, as evidenced by early-voting stats. And we all know which direction that one’s going.