2020 presidential debates

JLibourel

Honors Member and King Fop
The whole business seemed reminiscent of professional wrestling! Unfortunately, it wasn't "kayfabe." All three parties involved could have benefited by studying and adhering to Robert's Rules of Order and making all their replies directly to the moderator, as proper parliamentary procedure demands. You would think Biden, for all his years in the Senate, would at least have been aware of this and insisted that this protocol be followed.

In the extremely unlikely event I were called upon to moderate one of these debates, I would make sure to equip myself with a large heavy gavel and start pounding whenever the participants got out of line or off-track.

I am inclined to think Biden "won" simply by clearing the low bar the Republicans had set with all their jokes about "Joe Dementia" and not lapsing into utter incoherence.

Did anybody else here find Joe's comment, "I am the Democratic Party," reminiscent of Louis XIV's immortal line, "L'etat, c'est moi!"?
 

Tiger

Elite Member
The whole business seemed reminiscent of professional wrestling! Unfortunately, it wasn't "kayfabe." All three parties involved could have benefited by studying and adhering to Robert's Rules of Order and making all their replies directly to the moderator, as proper parliamentary procedure demands. You would think Biden, for all his years in the Senate, would at least have been aware of this and insisted that this protocol be followed.

In the extremely unlikely event I were called upon to moderate one of these debates, I would make sure to equip myself with a large heavy gavel and start pounding whenever the participants got out of line or off-track.

I am inclined to think Biden "won" simply by clearing the low bar the Republicans had set with all their jokes about "Joe Dementia" and not lapsing into utter incoherence.

Did anybody else here find Joe's comment, "I am the Democratic Party," reminiscent of Louis XIV's immortal line, "L'etat, c'est moi!"?
I studiously avoid viewing political absurdities such as debates and "states of the Union" speeches, so I did not watch Tuesday evening's debacle.

Love your reference to the Sun King, however!
 
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