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The Trump-Biden Presidential Debate is Coming

Updated on September 13, 2019

Unless the Unexpected Happens....

There will be a Donald Trump-Joe Biden debate in 2020. The writing is more on the wall now after the third democratic debate. The top echelons will be the same months from now, that is, Biden, Warren, and Sanders.

Of course, things can change, but if they do not, I really don't see how any of the others surge, even Harris, is failing. That leaves the Top 3, and of those, although I am still unsure about Biden, I really don't see how Warren or Sanders can appeal to the vast number of moderate Democratic voters. These two candidates are simply too far left for most and veering to close to socialism for most.

That leaves Trump vs. Biden.

Knowing how Trump loves the fight and punch and interrupt his opponent's rhythm, I wonder just how well Biden could handle such a challenge. I wonder if he would be willing to throw punches, like Castro has, like Harris has, and remain unrattled by Trump's bullishness. Biden is much more of a diplomat and when he ventures outside of this persona, he tends to make gaffs or can be senile with his argument to support his case and facts.

Of course, Trump's love of telling lies, half-truths, to bolster his self image is equally laughable to those who know the real facts. If Biden tries to fight Trump with just facts and remain composed, would this work against the drama that Trump brings to the show? Would the Trump sound bites outweigh the wit of Biden as he tries to show how Trump is just a liar about issues?

The debate will be the most watched in America, for sure. Both sides will be posturing considerably on stage. Trump does not break under pressure most of the time, but Biden has. He has choked and made errors when rattled and seems to change discussion direction when emotional. He has done this many times in all of the debates so far. This comes across to a viewer as someone who is "not quite all there" at times. He often starts to answer a question and then suddenly changes the direction and never really answers the question asked. Yes, Trump does it also. He only answers the question that he wants to and stages it so that it reflects good on him, personally. If Biden attacks him on a personal basis, Trump's temper can flare and when that happens, Trump becomes like Biden- he makes errors and gaffs. He comes off as a bully and asshole.

A Trump-Biden debate will be a titan battle for the hearts and minds of Americans, it is coming. It could be the greatest show on TV. It will make or break one of them. From what I see now , as much as I dislike Trump, I can see how he pulls off the media frenzy and hype. The public perception of Trump and Biden are equally damning in different ways.

I can see Trump winning more than I can see Biden winning in a debate. Not for substance and facts, but overall perception of strength and stamina. People love a fighter, that is what Biden needs to become.

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      5 weeks ago

      Any debate will have rules that both agree to, for trump, no questions about the mueller report, collusion, etc. i can see how trump will simply refuse to debate if those are not excluded from the debate.

    • JAKE Earthshine profile image

      JAKE Earthshine 

      5 weeks ago from Milky-Way Galaxy ~ 4th Planet from the SUN

      Leslie, I agree with almost everything you've said: The INSANITY of this era is that Donald Trump essentially lurks and stares into a television camera almost every day and INFORMS the world that he's a danger to society, an existential threat to the USA and her allies: Reports say he just removed regulations to make it easier for chemicals to be dumped into our waterways:

      Nancy "POWERHOUSE" Pelosi is rarely wrong and Jerry Nadler is in charge of Impeaching Trump and he's following procedure which is "Impeachment Inquiry" "Articles of Impeachment Drafted" "Impeachment": Just because Donald has no idea what a law or our constitution is, doesn't mean we all need to become soon to be indicted criminals and ignore them:

      I'm still trying to figure out how on Earth a debate which would have included Donald could have even be conducted without questions pertaining to his apparent Criminality and CRIMES Against Humanity and ENDING with him being Cuffed and Shackled:

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      Leslie McCowen 

      5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Me too, Jake. I think Pelosi is wrong. We are ready for impeachment. And in this case, it’s not for a dam sexual act, it’s for treason. She miscalculates, or she’s with them. She didn’t want to “put the country through” investigating Bushco.

      She better not make this same mistake here. Right is right and wrong is wrong. Every one sits here and let’s this creep run roughshod over America, as if it’s his personal domain. Eff that!

      I love Weld, can’t stand Walsh......but they are my hero’s right now. And Adam Schiff.

      This is criminal like Godfather level.

      Basta!

    • JAKE Earthshine profile image

      JAKE Earthshine 

      5 weeks ago from Milky-Way Galaxy ~ 4th Planet from the SUN

      I'm not so sure following the "Impeachment Procedure" makes Dems look silly, it has actually made them STRONGER: I personally would prefer that they EXPEDITE Impeachment more rapidly before there is nothing left of this once great nation:

      Donald needs to be INDICTED Immediately as well, our Constitution and Laws override any flimsy little DOJ memo and if we don't Indict the most indictable oval office resident in history we will never have the authority to Indict and or Impeach another president in the future, and that's unacceptable:

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      5 weeks ago

      As far as impeachment, the dems are looking like a silly crowd and have a fear that it will blow up in their faces and actually give trump the advantage. I can see this boondoggle happening if they cannot go all the way. If things go awry, the dems will allow trump to win. It is a real danger. Biden does not stir the dems up, warren is gaining-maybe a biden-warren ticket will be the way.

    • JAKE Earthshine profile image

      JAKE Earthshine 

      5 weeks ago from Milky-Way Galaxy ~ 4th Planet from the SUN

      Given the unimaginable number of Evidentiary CRIMES and Human Atrocities Donald commits almost on a daily basis right in his followers faces, it's a far stretch to even conceive of the possibility that he'll make it to a debate before IMPEACHED and or Indicted, a debate he'll NEVER attend:

      "Mighty" Joe Biden is intelligent and extremely well read on ALL Issues, he's not a wimp or weakling like Trump: Just re-visit the Biden / Ryan VP debate years ago when Joe easily destroyed Paul Ryan who was a well versed politican who understood the issues:

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      MG Singh 

      5 weeks ago from Singapore

      Very correct. In a debate I dont see Biden a match to Trump.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      He’s a liberal, but he can work with others. He is not “my way or the highway”, like so many of them.

      And I remember him with Paul Ryan. He really showed him up. Because he knows what he’s talking about. I think he needs to just relax and be himself and his strength will shine.

      Bernie is 79, Warren is 71, Biden is 77. And Trump is 73.

      Seems a little odd, but ok, I guess. I know there are younger dems and Repubs who would qualify......but Repubs are not even having a primary.....maybe the dems will pick a young one.

      But my fear is the young ones have no idea what these republicans are. They think they can talk to them and they will be fair. Not on your life.

      They care only for one thing: power and how to get it. The end justifies the means, ergo faux religious people pretend trump is a man of god so they can get tax cuts, abortion criminalized, and right wing judges for life.

      I can just see Buttigeig reaching his hand out to shake, and *bite*, the sharp teeth come out to greet him.

      No, young ones are too inexperienced with fanatics. Biden isn’t. And being on hubpages makes us experts too. Lol! (Even though u think I’m one as well)

      I for one, would love to see that debate. Doubtful that it happens, tho. I think trump is tired of the whole thing. Politics is a calling. He may have had it once, but it seems to have faded fast.

      Imo

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      5 weeks ago

      I have actually heard that Trump may not debate from his supporters which shows he is a coward in my view. But from his POV, he may think it keeps him safe from what the real facts are. On the other hand, I can see how would Trump love the media frenzy over it, the ratings, and hoopla it would bring him. But I cannot agree that Biden would ravage and wipe the floor with him in a debate. I don't view Biden as a strong candidate not yet, he projects a man that time has passed and should retire. But, he does have appeal of being moderate, which is his best attribute.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Nah, Biden would wipe the floor with trump. Know why? Hes got compassion and humility, both qualities trump lacks.

      But I agree, trump will not debate. He will just say no, and everyone will accept it as the new normal.

      No tax returns, no debate, just bashing on immigrants seems to work for el dumpo.

    • JAKE Earthshine profile image

      JAKE Earthshine 

      5 weeks ago from Milky-Way Galaxy ~ 4th Planet from the SUN

      If you believe FACTS, "Pit Bulldog" must be Biden and "Senile Poodle" must be Trump considering Donald's constant forgetfulness, lapses of memory and unimaginable COWERING to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on global television and his "LOVE" for Kim Jung Un: Here's my prediction, Trump will NEVER Debate any Progressive Democratic Candidate, he'll NEVER debate a GOP Candidate either because he's paranoid, he has an inferiority complex, he's certainly not intelligent enough nor aware of the issues and not capable of LEARNING:

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      5 weeks ago

      LOL, maybe, he has tried to be president twice before...just not confident about Biden. I think with warren, it would be a pit bull vs a chihuahua

    • Wesman Todd Shaw profile image

      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      5 weeks ago from Kaufman, Texas

      So it is a pit bulldog vs. a senile poodle. Joe's never been good for anything, and I guess this will be the sad end to his horrid career.

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