Never Trump Neocon Bill Kristol Calls to Cancel Presidential Debates Between Joe Biden and Donald Trump
Bulwark Editor and Never Trump Neocon Bill Kristol called for the cancellation of the three presidential debates in a Wednesday tweet.
Kristol cited Biden’s supposed record in office, having held elected office for more than forty years. He neglected to recognize a need for a debate that expressly focuses on the issues facing the nation at the present motion, including coronavirus, the economy, immigration, crime, and trade.
Just an innocent thought: We’ve seen Biden in office for over four decades, and we’ve seen Trump nonstop for the last four years. We’ve seen enough to make up our minds about them. So let’s skip the presidential debates but have three vice-presidential debates.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 11, 2020
Kristol’s open advocacy for the cancellation of Presidential debates may be the most upfront proposal to deny the American people the chance to hear a direct exchange between the two candidates, a tradition that runs back centuries.
Some Democrats and liberals have spoken of the presidential debates in increasingly cold terms, perhaps nervous that a 77-year old presidential candidate prone to questionable mental gaffes could appear unprepared for the rigors of the presidency while debating Donald Trump. The Trump campaign has actually sought to add additional presidential debates to the customary three, only for the Commission on Presidential Debates and the Biden campaign to rebuff such an overture.
Perhaps Kristol will call to cancel the actual election next, and insist that giving the people of the United States the chance to select their President be replaced with a smoke-filled backroom coronation imposed by “experts.”