by Ed Berry
Replace Chris Wallace with a robot
Amazon “employs” 100,000 robots that would have been a better debate moderator than Chris Wallace. He would not shut up after he asked a question. Viewers wanted to hear the candidates, not his squeaky Donald Duck voice talking over the candidates.
As for future debates: Robot controls the clock and the microphones. The robot would not talk. Robot would display the question in less than 10 words for each session. No need to repeat a question. Robot would never interrupt a candidate because the robot did not like the candidate’s answer.
Robot would allow 5 seconds for everyone to read the question. Then Robot would point an arrow at one of the candidates, turn on his microphone, and start the countdown clock. At the end of the countdown, Robot would switch the arrow and the open microphone to the other candidate.
The whole show was painful to watch because of Chis Wallace. Unless I were professionally interested in the debates, I would not watch another debate moderated by that idiot.
President Trump lost the debate.
You know my bias. I am 100 percent for Trump. Based on the candidates’ comments about what they will do for America, I conclude Trump will be good for America and Biden would be bad. However, I work to follow the logic of the debate and I represent probably less than 3 percent of American voters.
The winner of the debate was the one who best connected emotionally with the 10 percent of the voters who have not decided who they will vote for.
Biden connected with that audience much better than Trump did. Biden looked at the camera and spoke well. Trump rarely did. His posture was not good. His expressions were not good.
Trump should have waited until he had a clear time to speak and then looked into the camera and addressed the American voters like he does in his speeches.
Trump’s most important audience were the women. He needs their vote. I don’t think Trump won any new votes in the debate.
What do I think of Trump’s answer to the climate question?
President Trump should have said, if squeaky Wallace would have allowed him:
Economist Bjorn Lomborg – in his book “False Alarm” – shows no amount of money spent on trying to control global temperature would have any measurable effect. He agrees that my plan to adjust to any effects of climate change is the most economical and moral.
But new discoveries in climate science change the picture. Now we know nature controls CO2. Our CO2 has little effect. We are not responsible for climate change. We don’t need to fix it. There is no climate crisis. We should not spend money on a delusion.
Of course, that quick statement will need much more explaining. Trump would have to do that explaining in his following news releases.
Those few words would have shocked enough undecided voters to make them consider voting for Trump.
The New York Times reported today that climate is now a factor in the elections and will likely be in the next two debates.