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After watching the debate tonight I stuck around and listened to the announcers talk for a while. And even though the debate itself was pretty irritating to watch for many reasons, what irritated me the most is how the announcers summed it up with their own words at the end. They basically said that no one won this debate and it was the most depressing and worst debate of all time. They said the debate was nonsense and was simply two people arguing and talking over each other with no real responses from either side.
This is incorrect and is a terrible thing to say just after a presidential debate. This should not have been said immediately after the debate ended. Those people should not have been in the position to broadcast their misguided thoughts on national television immediately following a presidential debate. This isn't the message you should be sending out to people. Yes, it's unfortunate that it's at this new low, I get that. But consider who got us here and the fact that we're now arguing against that same person. It'd be ridiculous to expect a well mannered, clean cut, gentlemanly discussion when one of the parties behaves the way he does. More on that below.
In my opinion, there was plenty said and showcased on that debate stage that wasn't nonsense. There have been alot of doubters regarding Joe Biden's stamina and mental awareness when it comes to debating Trump and tonight we got to see that not only is he capable of that, but he's also pretty good at it. We also got to see Trump get put into a bad position plenty of times and get somewhat hammered to actually answer questions. Trump didn't answer most of the questions of course, but did anyone really expect him to? On that note, Chris Wallace did what he could, it's just hard to control Trump.
Also, it's extremely disingenuous to say there were no winners of this debate and that both parties were just yelling and childish. I honestly can't see how anyone (logically speaking) didn't think Joe Biden won that debate. He cleared up some things about his/the green new deal. He spoke directly to the people many times which I thought was an excellent touch. He looked much, much more comfortable on that stage than Trump did. Trump looked irritated, tired, mad, worn out, etc. Biden looked like he was ready for the role. Not only that but he also held his own when it came to Trumps only language, being the loudest in the room and arguing. Biden answered that call pretty well I think.
Look. We all knew it would be rough for Biden (or anyone) to debate Trump. He lies. He talks over people. He's all over the place. He doesn't answer questions. He doesn't let you answer questions. He mocks. What is an opponent or moderator supposed to do with that? I think both Chris Wallace and Biden did excellent considering the person they're dealing with. I'm happy with this debate over all and with how Biden handled Trump. I myself consider this a Biden win and look forward to the next debates.