Biden’s Town Hall – Engaged, Loaded with Facts, Great!

Here are some running thoughts as I watched Biden’s Town Hall on ABC today…

I’m watching Biden’s Town Hall. I’m not going to pay any attention to Trump’s Town Hall at all. I am really impressed with the first 20 minutes. I’ve never seen Biden at a town hall event before. He comes off as genuinely engaged, and connects with the people who are answering the questions really well. It’s very good so far. No idea what crazy thing Trump is doing on his side, but I’m sure I’ll see snippets of it on the news later.

Second break. I have to admit that I am thoroughly impressed by Biden. He is really animated, engaged, loaded with facts, talks with the people who are asking him questions. He’s a better candidate than I ever thought.

Third break. I have to say he’s really hitting it out of the ballpark.
I’m really glad I decided to set aside time to watch this today.
A half hour left. Time is passing swiftly.
I shudder to imagine what’s happening on the other network.

Wow, fourth break already! He just did a great answer on renewable energy. I can’t imagine it going any better.

Lots of breaks! Fifth one now. He just finished a great piece on foreign policy, answering a conservative Republican’s questions. And then he switched to reply to a woman with two daughters, one who is transgender, and gave a great answer on that as well.

I really feel motivated by this town hall. It’s not just voting against Trump at this point. Biden has completely eliminated any hesitation I had about his age or capability or being “with it” or any of the things that people who are uncomfortable about Biden mention. He is definitely with it. The Democrats have a great candidate this year.

Unbelievably, a sixth break with just three minutes left! I assume George Stephanopoulos just wants to sum up at the end.

I don’t know much about what happened at Trump’s Town Hall, except I saw an alert that Trump refused to disavow QAnon and was skeptical of masks. Sigh.

Anyway, I’m enthusiastic. I believe I will make another campaign donation today!

Thoughts on Trump testing positive for the coronavirus

  • When Trump loses the election, he will claim he was winning until this (which isn’t true) and blame a loss entirely on the infection.
  • He will use this as an excuse to not participate in the remaining debates, which were a debacle for him, and continue his claims that the debate commission and moderators are biased against him anyway.
  • On the other hand, he may know that he is losing and use this as an excuse to withdraw and claim he would have won a historic victory had he remained.
  • He will, of course, demand testing of Biden. Biden will oblige and test negative.
  • He will push for a delay of the election (which won’t go anywhere) claiming anything else is historically the most unfair thing ever in a presidential race.
  • If the shoe was on the other foot Trump would have immediately demanded that Biden withdraw as physically incapable.
  • There will be far-right rumors that Trump was infected by deep, dark state actors.
  • Those rumors will somehow include Hillary.
  • Trump will retweet those rumors.

Election 2020 – Many ways to vote!

Trump is actively engaged in voter suppression. Why? As he himself has admitted, the more people who vote, the greater chance he has of being defeated.

Don’t let Trump voter suppression work. Here is a useful article on the many ways to cast your ballot, even without mailing it in via the USPS, which is under attack by Trump.

Let democracy win.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/absentee-ballot-alternatives-usps-mail-in-voting-presidential-election

Maybe the U.S. does need Medicare for all. But an affordable public option that is income based would also work, wouldn’t it?

Maybe the U.S. does need Medicare for all. This is insane. But an affordable public option that is income based would also work, wouldn’t it? I’m hoping Warren and Biden can work things out and even become a team!

“Gail Dudley, 31, who was sitting with her mother in the third row. She had gone to the emergency room at Poplar Bluff Regional in 2017 after passing out because of complications from Type 1 diabetes. The hospital had given her medication to stabilize her blood sugar, kept her overnight for observation, and then sent her home with a bill for $8,342, of which she was still responsible for about $3,000 after insurance. She’d tried to appease the hospital’s billing department by sending in an occasional check for $50, but with accumulating interest and penalty fees, the balance on her account had remained essentially the same for two years.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-follow-up-appointment/2019/08/17/1be5ded6-b936-11e9-a091-6a96e67d9cce_story.html