Now that both the Democrat and Republican “tickets” have been set, or at least, we think so, the Commission on Presidential Debates has scheduled this year’s debate festivities. Typically, other than my brother, it is only the avid that tune in to the debates. The rest of us would rather watch a Lawrence Welk rerun.
But, this year might be different. On October 11 in Danville, Ky., the Vice Presidential candidates will hold their only debate.
Vice President Biden is known for, shall I say, making gaffes. So, to help him out, I thought a debate coach could be beneficial. The job description is really pretty simple.
- Explain to Mr. Biden that “jobs” actually has 4 letters, not three.
- Explain to Mr. Biden that he should not ask a person confined to a wheel chair to stand up and be recognized.
- Explain to Mr. Biden that telling a predominately black audience that a vote for Romney will put them back in chains, doesn’t sit well with anyone.
As for other important “stuff”, you really needn’t worry.
This debate will be moderated by ABC’s Martha Raddatz, not exactly the bastion of “fair and balanced” in the network news arena. Only “softballs” will be thrown at Mr. Biden.
And, and am I the only cynic who thinks that Ms. Raddatz’s questions might find their way into Mr. Biden’s hands sometime before they are asked on national television?
If so, this job will be a piece of cake.