The third presidential debate is a freak show preordained. https://t.co/PLahRN9aXh
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) October 22, 2020
Still a non-neglible chance, IMO, that the Squatter-in-Chief either can’t or won’t step up come 9pm.
I’m too old and my blood pressure is too high to watch this charade, but no doubt there will be plenty of social-media repartee to share afterwards.
For those of you with more stamina, the Verge has the info:
… The debate will air on every major news network and be live-streamed online by a range of channels. On YouTube, you can find debate streams from C-Span, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, and PBS, among others…[Moderator Kristen] Welker has named the following six issues as the general topics for the debate, to be given roughly 15 minutes each.
– Fighting COVID-19
– American Families
– Race in America
– Climate Change
– National Security
The first debate was widely criticized as unruly and unpleasant, driven in large part by persistent interruptions by Trump. In response, debate organizers will now give candidates two minutes of uninterrupted time to address each of the major topics, during which time their opponent’s microphone will be silenced. The opponent will be able to respond at the close of those questions, and crosstalk will be allowed after the opening statement has been completed.
Side note, FWIW: Edward Snowden has just been granted permanent residency in Russia, so it looks like at least one interested observer doesn’t expect Trump to have pardoning power much longer.