Dems URGE Biden to Ditch Debates Against Trump

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Top Democrats, including the former press secretary for Bill Clinton, are urging Joe Biden to simply skip the debates against Trump.

Joe Lockhart, former Clinton press secretary, wrote an op-ed piece for CNN. where he urged Joe Biden to ignore the three presidential debates.

According to The Daily Wire:

“Whatever you do, don’t debate Trump,” Lockhart wrote last week. “Trump has made more than 20,000 misleading or false statements according to the Washington Post. It’s a fool’s errand to enter the ring with someone who can’t follow the rules or the truth. Biden will undoubtedly take heat from Republicans and the media for skipping the debates. But it’s worth the risk as trying to debate someone incapable of telling the truth is an impossible contest to win.”

And Lockhart on Sunday wrote on Twitter: “Debating @realDonaldTrump is like debating the last drunk in a bar at closing time. Anybody ever win one of those debates. We built a wall and Mexico paid for it. We’ve beaten the invisible enemy. Nobody’s been tougher on Russia. Get me one more drink bartender.”

Zac Petkanas, a former Hillary Clinton senior adviser, wrote on Twitter last week that Biden can skip the debates because Trump is not a “legitimate candidate,” and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said last month that Biden should debate Trump only if the president releases his tax returns and agrees to a real-time fact-check by an independent group during the debates.

Mike Huckabee responded to the calls as The Washington Times reported:

“Joe’s got to show up,” Huckabee said Sunday on Fox News, but he added that he understood Democrat’s desire to keep Biden off the stage. “If I were Joe Biden, I’d want to stay off the stage. There’s no way he can stand on the stage with President Trump and survive,” Huckabee said, according to The Washington Times.

Liberal journalist Elizabeth Drew recently wrote an op-ed in the New York Times urging the same behavior from Biden.

It seems as this is becoming the new gameplan of the left.

According to The New York Times:

Nervous managers of the scheduled 2020 presidential debates are shuffling the logistics and locations to deal with the threat of the coronavirus. But here’s a better idea: Scrap them altogether. And not for health reasons.

The debates have never made sense as a test for presidential leadership. In fact, one could argue that they reward precisely the opposite of what we want in a president. When we were serious about the presidency, we wanted intelligence, thoughtfulness, knowledge, empathy and, to be sure, likability. It should also go without saying, dignity.

But what is the point or relevance of the carefully prepared one-liner? It’s as spontaneous as a can of sardines. It’s usually delivered from a memory chip in the mind, having been fashioned and rehearsed with aides. When is a president called upon to put down an interlocutor, be it a member of Congress or a foreign leader?

This, by the way, isn’t written out of any concern that Donald Trump will prevail over Joe Biden in the debates; Mr. Biden has done just fine in a long string of such contests. The point is that “winning” a debate, however assessed, should be irrelevant, as are the debates themselves.

It isn’t written out of “concern that Donald Trump will prevail over Joe Biden” is a powerful qualifier sentence.



    1. But it does provide Trump the perfect opportunity to deploy the Clint Eastwood empty chair debate to demonstrate just what an empty chair bye-dunce would fill, should he cheat his way into the WH! Anyone with a scintilla of common sense can see this the demon libs-rats, only chance to get another affirmative action flunky into the WH, even though through the back-door, like all demon lib-rat agendas!

      1. Spot On!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Excellent solution for quid-pro-quo-Joe Biteme, the “Empty Suit”, sprouting puppet strings from his arms.

          1. More of the same corruption.The only way Biden can win is by corrupt Means.The Democrats will finally Corrupt the our voting System and that is terrible news for all Americans.How did we get to this point in American History?Are all Americans fine with this issue?

          2. We arrived at this point by allowing both Democrats and Rinos to run America, for Decades. We the working people were too busy working,paying Taxes and trying to raise a family. We should have taken time to run them all out of America!

      2. There are many of us in this country that won”t permit the DemlibRATS to cheat their way into the WH. Lock and Load

      3. they already cancelled the one at notre dame.i don’t think creepy joe can stand for 90 minutes never mind debate! what a joke!

    2. The Times was quoted here as saying that this is only a test of delivering one liners from the debater’s memory chips. Well America nearly unanimously wants to see Biden correctly utilize his “memory chips”, knowing full well that it is most likely impossible for him at this point in his life.

    1. If you don’t know who he is actually debating at this point in time, then you must be the 1st grader. But that would be a compliment because unlike you, most first graders know who the POTUS is.

      1. It was a rhetorical statement. Any person of average intelligence or better could figure that out, and with Biden’s seeming cognitive difficulties, it isn’t far off the mark.

      2. I actually have a 5-year old grandson who could debate Quid Pro Joe into the ground. He has no cognitive powers at all. He’s sunk and that’s why the Dims don’t want him to debate Pres. Trump.

  1. biden is certainly deficient, empty headed, and pretty much a blithering idiot. I want him to debate, but hard to tell if he will lose more votes by hiding in his basement or debating.

  2. Knew this was coming….Biden is just another conman criminal who has been getting a free ride for years….Swamp scum.

  3. Nobody has mentioned it but I’m looking forward to seeing Pence debate any of the loony Democrat VP candidates. They are the worst crop I have ever seen by a mile.

    1. That’s why we’ve got to be diligent. Volunteer to work the election even if that means standing on the street with a baseball bat so that people can vote without interference from SBLM or Antifa. Barry Hussein had the Black Panthers intimidate older voters. We also need to open-carry our side arms. It’s time to take our country back!

  4. Big surprise. Biden has dementia. They know he could never win a debate against Trump. He is just a front for their communist agenda. Anyone who doesn’t know this is just kidding themselves.

    1. He wouldn’t even know where he was or what he was supposed to do. He would probably just walk off the stage. What Jill and the DNC has put him through is elder abuse.

  5. The Mass corrupt media and Democrats sing “Climb Every Mountain” but dwell in the cesspool. They hope they can fool the American voter with this most cynical proposal by declaring the illegitimacy of Trump and his lies. If that were the criteria then every Democrat would be thrown out of office and every media outlet would go out of business. They know full well Biden would be standing at the podium drooling and wondering who he is much less be cognizant enough to respond to ANY question or understand what it means.

  6. Only a fool within the Dem organization, would consider having Biden square off against Trump in a debate which would be viewed by a large audience. They will wiggle their way out of this event because they know Biden’s limitations

  7. Translation: “Joe, if you debate Trump the whole world will quickly learn that you are not fit to hold office”…

  8. Typical of Democrats to accuse President Trump of the everything they have done are doing and will do. They are racist, liars pedophiles sexual abusers and criminals. Their only hope to avoid scandal and prosecution is to gain control of the presidency and congress so they can cover everything up. And the media is complicit in it all. Biden will be a train wreck on live national television He needs to hide in his cellar until Inaguration and probably throughout his term of office. He will be the first virtual president presiding over the final death throes of the nation

  9. Listen to the Biggest Liars of the Twenty-First Century telling Joe Biden Dementia Liar to stay out of the boxing ring with President Trump. Wow! Trump would be excoriated if he did that in 2015-2016.

  10. Next News Headline – Joe Dementia Biden has contracted Covid-19…cannot debate in 2030, or was that 2020? He seems to have forgotten.

    1. Um, that was two censuses ago, or yesterday. I can’t find my favorite goose, Jill. Where’s the party to celebrate me winning the Senate of America? Is this the White House? Where’s Barack, the first bright, CLEAN Negro? Can I smell somebody’s hair? I don’t remember what I’m running from… er, I mean for.

  11. LOCKHART OF THE CLINTON AGE IS NOTHING BUT A SAP SUCKING YELLOW BELLY SKUNK IN ADVISING CHINA JOE TO NOT DEBATE TRUMP! JUST PROVES THE CUMBORATS ARE YELLOW AS WELL WITH PUTTING UP BIDEN WHO IS UN FIT TO HOLD THIS OFFICE LET ALONE ANY OTHER OFFICE OF NO IMPORTANCE!

  12. Welcome to the soon to be lib Commie China pedophile 3rd World Country if Demoncrat puppet hiding in the basement Biden wins!!!! Globalist Soros and his minions the Deep State NAZI Commie Satanist liberal party corrupted to the core, MSM (Fake news) , Antifa, BLM, CIA, FBI, Activist Judges, SJW, Hollywood Rats, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, All the useful idiots, treasonous RINOs etc…are responsible for this rioting, looting and destruction throughout the country. This treasonous act should not go unpunished! It’s about time these deep State rats are held accountable! Patriots, we need to save the country from turning into another Commie shit hole just like all the other lib run cities!!

  13. When we are thinking about the Presidency we want intelligence. That blows Joe’s chances…lol. Goodbye Joe you gotta go me-o-my-o!

  14. Biden’s job is not to win the presidency … he’s just a placeholder so that the D’s have a candidate in this sham election. The goal is to sow so much chaos and doubt into the election that regardless of who wins, the Democrats can claim Trump lost and have him forcibly removed from office while they put Nancy Pilosi in the role as interim president until they hold hearings to decide who actually won (and of course it won’t be Trump).

    The Democrats have declared EVERY election they’ve lost since 1968 to be “illegitimate” (except for the 49 state landslides) and finally they have the means to make that claim of illegitimacy mean something. Unless Trump wins in a huge landslide.

    1. Zund, you and many others are missing the whole picture. The intention is obvious… get Joebo in OUR White House at all costs, then use the 25th Amendment to declare him incompetent. The dear people is the intent of these scumbags. Joebo has stated that he intends getting a female “person of color” as his VP. Amendment 25 is their way to achieve their dream… the double whammy, a black female as president!!!

      1. Except they won ‘t have to use the 25th Amendment. All he has to do is “fall down the stairs,” or “commit suicide.”

  15. So Trump will get a chance to do the debate all by himself and get to answer all questions.
    Wonder how America will feel about Joe when he ditches the chance to speak to America .

  16. I am so tired of Democrats saying how many untruths Trump has made. Good grief! First, just because they say something is a lie does not make it a lie. Second, Obama, Clinton, and Biden are no strangers to lots of lies. If Hillary could not prevail, Biden has no chance at all.

    1. You are right, however the Dims will be pulling out all the stops this time. It’s actually true that a lot of HillRot’s supporters didn’t bother to vote because they all “knew” she was going to win every state and Trump would get zero votes. They’ll be cheating every way they can imagine this time. But I believe our President is under the auspices of God and it’s His will to give America one more chance to come back to Him.

    2. I replied to you and was told I was being moderated. I don’t use bad language or threaten anyone. Good grief, I didn’t know Trump Train News was censuring us! This is what I said~~
      Carole, you are right, however the D i m s will be pulling out all the stops this time. It’s actually true that a lot of Hill’s supporters didn’t bother to vote because the “knew” she was going to win every state and Trump would get no votes. Now the D i m s will be
      che ating every way they can imagine. But I believe our President is under the auspices of God and it’s His will to give America one more chance to come back to Him.
      Let’s see if this one goes through.

  17. Joe Biden was never quick enough or honest enough to hold his own in a debate when he was at the top of his game. After years of mental decline, he won’t stand a chance. If the Democrats stand a ghost of a chance with Biden, they need to keep him hidden.

  18. Lockhart just can’t tell the truth. He knows Trump will dominate the three debates which will harm Biden even more.And if Biden skips the debates he will suffer more astigmatism and sill lose supporter. Keep it up Lockhart! Thinks for helping Trump!

    1. Not sure you are right about Biden losing support if he doesn’t debate when the media runs interference for him at every turn and the masses are willing to be led.

  19. Yes and, we all know that the Washington Post NEVER makes misleading or false statements more than 10 to 50 TIMES A DAY!!!!!
    I believe that the dems need to be realistic = oh, wait==that’s an impossibility!!!!
    If Biden is to be the dem presidential candidate, he needs to show up on stage and, at least, attempt to debate Trump! We ALL know how that will end!
    That’s why all the dem/lib/socialists are panicking===Because they know what will happen!!!

  20. You can do the debates like you did in the beginning of covid 19. You will not have people there in the audience.just the ones asking the debate questions. Everyone is 6 feet apart. So you know you can have them safely. America knows you can have them safely. If the dems. try to cancel debates then the Repubs. have to stand up against them and DEMAND THEM. The dems. are affraid Biden cannot manage it. If that is the case then obviously Biden is not a good candidate for presidency. I will be pist if the dems. try. America we must fight them on this.It is life and death of America. Biden is now so far left he wants our country to be a socialist country. America, do you?

  21. They are telegraphing that Biden loses the minute he opens his mouth in a debate, wow, what an awesome candidate! Joe Lockhart sounds like he has a lot of practice debating the last drunk in the bar, perhaps it was him?

    So the left and the media are telling us what they think about Biden. If he debates he will lose, if he doesn’t debate they are willing to take their chances on rigging the election with mail in ballots, so rigging an election is a higher probability for a Biden win in their minds then him entering the debate arena, got it!

  22. Televised appearance has a profound effect upon the result of each election. The importance of these debates has grown immensely over the decades and many people rely on the debates to decide upon which candidate will receive their vote.
     
    The topics discussed in the debate are often the most controversial issues of the time, and arguably elections have been nearly decided by these debates. Candidate debates are not constitutionally mandated, but they are now considered an intrinsic part of the election process.
     
    If Joe Biden refuses to attend the three debates, then he should tell the American people he is mentally incapable to be president.

  23. Just say that the Democratic candidate is not capable of entering into a debate because of memory loss, drooling, hard of hearing, incoherent, nervousness, anxiety, shaking fits, lacking comprehension, easily bothered by whatever, stuffy nose needs to sniff on some hairs, lightheadedness, and many more.

  24. It will cost him if he doesnt, it will cost him if he does!. He can’t stay hidden forever in his bunker and pretend not to explain what his project is for the future of AMERICA!

  25. If joe does debate, be sure to check him for an ear piece from his handlers. And if they do, they also need to hope joe doesn’t say, hey someone’s talking in my ear.

  26. “Trump has made more than 20,000 misleading or false statements according to the Washington Post. I bet the Washington Post cannot list 100 out of the supposed 20,000. Again accusations are like water, it can flow anywhere. How many lies has Biden told, most of which are on camera. If Biden debates Trump, I am betting Biden will physically threaten Trump during the debate and the leftists will support his actions. Biden’s dementia will be his downfall.

  27. With all of Biden’s gaffes and the appearance of cognitive decline, this would all to clearly be visible in the debates. Americans want a President who has all his marbles. It would be painful to see Biden out there suffering and looking like it’s time to put Grandpa in a facility. No one wants to see that in their families, and definitely don’t want to see someone who’s running to be the most powerful person in the free world in that light

  28. Better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

  29. There is only one reason these extremists on the left will do and say anything in there power to keep Biden from debating the President, the fact is, he does not have the mental capacity to survive in open debate with President Trump!!! Within 10 minutes or less the American people will see that Biden is not capable of fulfilling his responsibilities as President.

  30. They’re not afraid of untruths. They’re afraid of Biden saying X and five minutes later saying Y to the same comment or question.

  31. my experience with people with Dementia, no one can tell them what they can or can not do, as they think they are fine and nothing is wrong with them, he will give them0 a hard time when they sit him down to tell him he is not allowed to debate and they can not tell him why because his mind is Jello and does not know what they mean and they sure as Hell are not going to tell him he has Dementia as that will set him off in a whole new direction, been there seen it, so he will most likely want to debate but the handlers will do everything to keep him hidden away, even if they give him fake covid.

  32. I’ve said all along that this moron will find some excuse not to debate Trump. After one debate Pelosi won’t even vote for him.

  33. If Biden Refuses the debate, Then that much is obvious that He cannot handle Any form of Pressure and Should Forego FORFEITING The demoncratic Party from the Presidential race. President TRUMP is the candidate of the Republican party. To deny such circumstances is evidently Delusional.

  34. No! Biden must debate Trump! The people need to see/haar what Biden has to say! Hey, maybe Donna Brazille can get the questions like she did for Hillary and give them to Joe and his handlers! The democrats are cheating at each and every turn! Can they be stopped? That is the big question!

    1. Well joe might go back to telling the manytimes he was ARRESTED ( NOT ONCE ) how HIGH he was on graduatiin day ( HIGH ON LIES BUT ALMOST AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST GRADES WISE) nad how he became aMILLIONAIRE ( being BOUGHT by Credit cards Co, Ukraine and China amomg other BIG “DONORS” ) and LIST ALL YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 60 years in POLITICS ( NONE) …WE can only HOPE that FOX does one of the debates with HARD BALL QUESTIONS othern than ‘ Which Ive cream you like” or Which tree reprrsents you” or How are your jokeys today ” from BS NBC and CNN

  35. What are they worried about?
    Joe’s lack of mental acuity ?
    OR
    Joe’s lack of physical stamina to stand up for two hours?
    WHERE IS THAT JOE WHO WAANTED TO TAKE PRESIDENT TRUMO BEHIND THE BLEACHERS?
    CAN’T EVEN MEETHIM BEHIND THE PODIUM.

    HOW TIMES CHANGE. GO HIDE IN THE BASEENT JOE.

  36. They already know that if Biden debates, Trump will win in a landslide…… once everyone stops laughing at the fantasy world that Biden lives in collapses.

    Hes running for Senator, right? Wanna wrestle? Corn Pop was a figment of his imagination. He still sniffs women’s hair and enjoys children rubbing his legs…ew.

    go ahead Biden, cancel those debates, chicken! Wanna arm wrestle?

  37. Biden has full blown Alzheimer’s disease, if anyone is stupid enough to vote democrat; be advised Biden will not be the president, his VP would be the 2020 president

  38. I’m trying to understand how the sitting President can be “not a legitimate candidate.” It’s easier to understand that the author is brain dead.

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