A New York Times opinion piece on Monday suggested that presidential debates should be scrapped altogether because they’ve “never made sense as a test for presidential leadership.”
The party conventions, also vestigial organs of a political system that no longer exists, are close to being done away with, if not for the reasons they should be. There’s no reason not to throw the presidential debates on the trash heap of useless (at best) rituals that are no help in our making such a fateful decision.
CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart, former press secretary for President Bill Clinton, said last week would be should skip Presidential debates because of Trump’s track record of lying.
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
Newsweek noted on Saturday that supporters are urging Biden to avoid the debates for various reasons, such as “Trump is not a legitimate candidate” and debates are “outdated political rituals.”
The calls for Biden to cancel the debates are growing louder and more frequent as the battles draw nearer – three presidential debates are scheduled to be held on September 29, October 15, and October 22 – Will Joe Biden duck the debates? Only time will tell…