Biden campaign trying to rewrite debate rules ahead of presidential debates

| May 15, 2024

Joe Biden has agreed to having presidential debates with Donald Trump. However, his campaign is calling for changes to how these debates are conducted. They claimed that the Commission on Presidential Debates’ structure did not meet voter interest or election structures. For example, the Biden campaign does not want a live audience to witness the debate. Instead, they want the debate to take place in a studio similar to what was done for John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.

From the Washington Examiner

Timing

The commission had announced that its three proposed presidential debates would be held on Sept. 16, Oct. 1, and Oct. 9, along with a vice presidential debate on Sept. 25. O’Malley Dillon argued the debates were too late in the cycle and would be held after early voting had begun in several states, meaning millions of voters may have already cast their ballot.

“The Commission’s failure, yet again, to schedule debates that will be meaningful to all voters — not just those who cast their ballots late in the fall or on Election Day — underscores the serious limitations of its outdated approach,” O’Malley Dillon noted in the letter.

The Biden campaign has suggested two presidential debates in June and September, along with a vice presidential debate in July. Trump said he is “ready and willing” to debate Biden at those proposed dates.

Substance over ‘spectacle’

The Biden campaign also took issue with the commission holding debates with an audience, saying that the commission’s “model of building huge spectacles with large audiences at great expense simply isn’t necessary or conducive to good debates.”

Additional Reading:

Birle, J. (2024, May 15). Three reasons Biden wants to control debate rules. Washington Examiner. Link.

Category: 2024 Election, Donald Trump, Joe BIden, Liberals suck

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5JC

I get it. FJB will get confused by all the booing. Then he will wander off stage and look for some ice cream. If there is no teleprompter he won’t know what to say.

The whole point of the debate to show how sharp or dull the candidate is to think on his feet in front of a crowd. For FJB this is a hopeless task. After the “I KNOW WHAT IM DOIN” press conference disaster he has steered clear of talking without a script.

Jimbo

FJB might wander out into the audience and start sniffing hair.

SFC D

Most of the time, he doesn’t know what to say even with a teleprompter or reads the stage directions aloud.

e.conboy

Stage directions: Pause. Breathe. Leave.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

The questions to Herr biden are, whats your favorite ice cream flavor, favorite TV show, what brand of sneakers do you wear. Questions to President Trump, can you tell us about Einsteins theory of relativity, Thermal inertier, what is your hypothesis on the possibility of time travel, who invented the paper clip and how many earths can fit inside our sun.

LC

Can you imagine? I mean, if they ask him about something nuclear, we may get a response like this:

Look, having nuclear — my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart — you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world — it’s true! — but when you’re a conservative Republican they try — oh, do they do a number — that’s why I always start off: Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune — you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we’re a little disadvantaged — but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me — it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are — nuclear is so powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what’s going to happen and he was right, who would have thought? — but when you look at what’s going on with the four prisoners — now it used to be three, now it’s four — but when it was three and even now, I would have said it’s all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don’t, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years — but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us, this is horrible.”

The 2024 election is basically ‘Dumb & Dumber’.

rgr769

So where’s your quote from dumber? The guy that can’t formulate two coherent sentence if he doesn’t read someone else’s words from a teleprompter.

Odie

OK, now give us your impression of slow Joe.

5JC

But notice that his uncle escaped being eaten by cannibals so there is that.

e.conboy

Not exactly the Gettysburg Address is it?

Odie

Just came across this news article. Even SNL is truthful in their reporting from time to time.

https://m.youtube.com/shorts/8zZnnzrjvSE

Odie

Just came across a portion of FJBs debate prep notes.

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QMC

Harder to hide the tubes pumping the cognitive drugs into him with a live audience around too.

Veritas Omnia Vincit

And both parties will make sure that no third party candidate ever gets to speak….

5JC

I say bring “Worm Brain” RFKjr in if he is still above 10%. No reason to keep him out, should be good fun.

26Limabeans

I listened to RFK jr being interviewed by Howie Carr a few
weeks ago. Aside from the gruff voice he was quite right on
his Fauci accusations and Howie was able to get some
good family business comments out of him.
Next time I hear someone say “if I had half a brain” I will
think of him.
Howie is trying to get him on for another segment.

SFC D

“And the worms ate into his brain”.

P. Floyd.

MarineDad61

VOV,
Here it is. New RFK Jr. article.

— RFK Jr. accuses Biden and Trump of ‘colluding’ to exclude him from debates

The independent candidate currently does not meet the qualifying threshold for the first presidential debate Biden and Trump agreed to participate in. —

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/rcna152392

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OAM

Except, the Election Commission is not sponsoring this debate, therefore the percentage threshold does not apply. Since this is the case, I say put RFKJr up there as well.

Anyone else think the DNC/Brandon Administration bet that Trump would object to their rules instead of instantly agreeing? Now, they have to make sure Brandon has the questions in advance and they control the moderators.

MarineDad61

OAM,
The risk for RFK Jr,
even though he could be an election spoiler,
is that at a debate, he could very well be laid out
for his looney tunes stances on a few issues.

Odie

Here is what I see happening. FJB agrees to a live, in person debate, let’s say in Cleveland. Trump in in New York for court, and merchon says, no, you have to remain in town for…. reasons.

FJB, the msm et. al., all claim Trump to scared to debate the superior candidate, FJB.

FJB will claim this is the equivalent of taking Donald behind the gym and mopping up with him.

Alvin Bragg will enter into evidence anything said during the debate, if allowed to attend, as Trump admitting to…. something.

KoB

There is no debating the facts that (s)elected prezzy, sniffy, creepy joe is a looter, a pillager, and kid sniffing SOB. He is the worst enemy this country has ever had (s)elected to the highest office in the land. He has pissed in the face and down the backs of Americans for over fifty (50) years and told us that it is raining. The Founding Fathers weep at what We, The People have allowed to happen to The Republic that they gave us.

I will believe that we have had a truly fair (s)election come November when Trump is declared the winner on Tuesday night. I will believe that Trump truly wants to put America back on track when the FIRST (ht2…oh…wait) things Trump does is closes the border, starts deporting ILLEGAL folks, and prosecuting the Domestic Enemies of said Republic for their crimes against We, The People.

5JC

He has the full support of the overwhelmeing majority of the media, CIA, DOJ, Black Rock and millions of illegal aliens.

Look how far they went to bury the story on the border jumping Middle Eastern Terrorist attack dry run at Quantico:

https://nypost.com/2024/05/13/opinion/a-jordanian-who-crossed-border-illegally-tried-to-force-his-way-onto-a-us-marine-base/

Even Bernie Lomax could get elected with that much support. Of course Lomax had the advantage of not being able to talk.

5JC

Also Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Camacho is running again in 2024. His platform is the best of anyone running so he should get a seat at the table.

ChipNASA

I say CAGE MATCH….let Teh Donald get up there and beat the ever-loving shit out of Joe Sniffy Fucktard on National TV.
Trump Should Get Cornrows and yell, THIS IS FOR CONRNPOP!!!
Dude, I could spend all afternoon not doing work and doing scenarios.

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Animal

Two men enter, One man leave.

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Hack Stone

You better be careful. This guy took on Corn Pop and lived to tell about it, he wants to beat Donald Trump now.

https://youtu.be/UilzDRQXES4?si=Lof7lWNSL3U7tLyr

Green Thumb

Corn Pop was a bad man….

26Limabeans

He paid his debts.

Hack Stone

When the cannibals of Papua New Guinea were preparing Uncle Bosey for the banquet, did the children of the tribe rub the hair on his legs?

rgr769

Yes, very hairy legs is a Biden family trait.

timactual

Like a tarantula?

rgr769

He was a bad dude cuz he always used a rusty straight razor when he cut white boys.

SFC D

I thought that was Leroy Brown. I could be wrong.

KoB

Leroy’s Brother, “Cooter” Brown, was a drunk…not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Grunt

Ultimate Surrender

#iykyk

Wireman611

No audience equals no witnesses. It has to be live in front of a large audience or the MSM will censor the crap out of it and declare FJB the winner.

SFC D

I’m gonna miss you. You said the unspoken part. Hillary has been notified, I’m sorry to hear of your impending suicide.

5JC

Did he leave a note?

Hack Stone

He better respectfully decline any midnight picnic invitations at Fort Marcy Park.

5JC

Bing!

Green Thumb

Yeah.

“We will not air Trump’s lies” as Biden rambles on about Beau, Corn Pop, dead leaders, cannibalism, etc.

SFC D

“Inflation was at 9% when I took office.”

5JC

“and now it is around 3%.”

He still repeating it and it is a double whammy.

Note we are running a little ahead of last year.

https://www.moaa.org/content/take-action/cola-watch/

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OAM

Just heard the KJP say, “What he meant to convey was that the conditions for increased inflation were present”.

SFC D

What kind of miserable life it must be, to be reduced to spinning the lies of a feeble old man.

5JC

But she was straight up lying.

SFC D

A lying liar that lies about the lying liar that tells lies about his lies.

Odie

Miserable? Yes. Pays well? Also yes. Nobody to call you on your out and out lies? Again, yes.

USMC Steve

They will do that anyway.

AW1 Rod

The venue doesn’t matter, as Trump wouldn’t be debating Gibbering Joe, anyway. He’d be debating the puppeteers feeding His Vapidness answers to the rigged moderator questions through the earpiece plugged into his empty head.

ANCRN

I love the AI artwork. All hail COBRA!
Not to far from the truth.

AW1Ed

Joey’s Little Helper will be on board!

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Animal

I’m betting he’s needing something a little stronger than Adderall these days. It would also explain whose cocaine was found.

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Roh-Dog

TINVOWOOT and/or (below).
At least bread and circuses aren’t hyper-inflating, right?

Looking forward to the ‘mostly peaceful’ riots at the Democratic National Convention in Shitcongo on August 19–22, 2024.

Remember you promised that “if [you] don’t get ‘it'” you’ll “…burn it down”?

No balls.

TINPOSO
AW1Ed

There is always a political solution.

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

Mao Zedong

rgr769

Yes, if one has enough followers with guns and is willing to fill enough coffins, a solution will be found; just not one the serfs will like.

Odie

Someone I “may know” has a sign on their property that reads * I have a backhoe and hollow points*. There may also be a lot of open land nearby that would justify owning a backhoe. No need to justify the other.

rgr769

Welp, slightly off topic. But crying Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn, strong endorser of N. Pelosi and the Shiffhole, has lost his bid to be a Congress D-rat for Maryland.

Fyrfighter

Poor baby… if it wasn’t for the racist voters…

Hack Stone

The Lesser Vindman is still running his commercial for a Congressional seat in Virginia. He is running on a platform of “protecting women’s rights (abortion), preventing book bans, and protecting us from Ultra MAGA Extremists”.

Hack Stone

And David Trone pissed away a couple hundred million of his own money for a Maryland senate seat that was won by a Prince George’s County politician. Using the word “jigaboo” didn’t help him much.

5JC

When they slip up in private they can be covered. When it is in public the media can ignore it and down play it but word still gets out. Sometimes they can them Republicans or a different race.

Hilariously when I googled his name the number one question that popped up “Is David Trone a Repulbican?”

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MarineDad61

1st debate set for June 27. It will be on CNN.Another in September, on ABC.

The non-partisan commission dates (in this VG article) are now OFF.

[[[ WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump on Wednesday agreed to hold two campaign debates —
the first on June 27 hosted by CNN and
the second on Sept. 10 hosted by ABC —
setting the stage for their first presidential face-off to play out in just over a month.
The quick agreement on the timetable followed the Democrat’s announcement that he would not participate in fall presidential debates sponsored by the nonpartisan commission that has organized them for more than three decades. Biden’s campaign instead proposed that media outlets directly organize the debates between the presumptive Democratic and Republican nominees. ]]]

— (Headline) Biden and Trump, trading barbs, agree to 2 presidential debates, in June and September —
https://apnews.com/article/2024-election-presidential-debates-biden-trump-6b1d1dbb2ed61c7637041b23662d7da8

Jimbo

This debate is going to be Trump talking and Biden mumbling about something in his ear making noise and saying “ just say what your told and stop talking”

KoB

I’ll just stick this right here…

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timactual

Over the years I have heard both Biden and Trump speak. Watching them “debate” would be too depressing. I predict the suicide rate will skyrocket 15 minutes into the “debate”. At least it will be commercial free–who would want to associate their product with that duet of imbecility? I would rather watch a Pauly Shore “comedy” marathon.

waltusaf

Best line I ever heard in a political debate was in the vice presidential debate the first year Perot ran. Dan Quayle and Al Gore were screaming at each other and when the moderator got them quieted down he asked Admiral Stockdale a question. His response was priceless…”Could you repeat the question? I had my hearing aid turned off.”

Roh-Dog

Too early to call FJB the worst living (p)resident?

At least Carter had the balls to put on the fucking uniform and, at some point, worked for a living.

Also, props for his and his late wife’s works with Habitat for Humanity.

(CNN link)

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USMC Steve

I will believe it when it happens. Senile Sammy’s handlers are not about to let him out alone. They will lock him in his basement first. If these things do happen, Trump had better stick his fingers in Biden’s ears to dislodge his ear microphones.