I know I have not posted for a while, but I feel motivated to share my thoughts on the first of three presidential debates leading up to the 2020 election. Three thoughts, to be precise.
I will keep my thoughts in the realm of the objective, as I often strive to do, and limit my comments to observations rather than opinions.
Firstly, this debate went exactly as I expected it to go. Complete lack of restraint and decorum. I will leave it to my readers to decide for themselves which candidate proved to be the most egregious example of the overall tone of the debate.
The point I wish to convey here is that this debate represents the state of the electorate as the candidates view it. Completely bifurcated.
Secondly, this debate did not serve as a catalyst to change anyone’s mind about the candidates. Both candidates actively appealed to their bases. One more so than the other. Again, I leave it to my readers to determine for themselves which candidate engaged in base pandering more, but both candidates did little to convince independents and undecided voters why they should support them.
Truly independent voters seldom vote.
Lastly, the first debate is pure, unvarnished political theater, best viewed with a “third eye” and listened to with a “third ear”.
If you look and listen carefully enough, the outcome of this election is already decided. I leave it to my readers to determine for themselves what they think the outcome will prove to be.
Expect more of the same for the remaining debates. If you enjoy political theater, you will find the next debate as entertaining as the last.
-The Rational Ram