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ABOVE: First day of early voting in NYC — eight-minute walk from beginning to end of this massive line. Just one location! Yeah, the popular vote is secured for Biden/Harris. Let's keep the pedal to the metal on the Electoral College vote, and to run up the score. Share the video!
No point in blogging extensively about it, but the final debate found Trump lying less bombastically, forcing the (much better) moderator to allow him to reply to everything. Biden was strong and steady, giving long and nuanced and thoughtful answers.
Best bits for Trump: Trashing Biden as a career politician.
Best bits for Biden: The rest, with the exception of baldly stating that oil will be phased out, which might make Texas think twice. I especially liked Biden stating that Trump's “a dog whistle as big as a foghorn.”
I didn't see anything as trajectory-changing.
Pete Buttigieg would have been a fine VP candidate (I have zero buyer's remorse with Kamala! She was my first choice for prez!), showing himself to be an articulate, relentless attack dog more than capable of making the case for Biden/Harris even in the unfriendly waters of Fox News:
Watching Trump and Biden answer questions from 60 Minutes is a study in why they are where they are in the polls. Biden allows discussion of a hot-button topic in a thoughtful way, Trump trumpets his past (illusory) successes.
The Trump portion was from before he stormed out of his interview with Lesley Stahl in a fit of pique:
WATCH: President Trump was asked by @LesleyRStahl about his priorities — before cutting his interview short.@60Minutes has a history of asking tough questions of presidential candidates during the run-up to the election.— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 22, 2020
More Sunday on @CBS. pic.twitter.com/ZWxP1B7GvO
Biden is open to adjusting the Supreme Court, but he also — sensibly — sees how this could be a dangerous and even futile precedent. There is nothing I would like more than to toss Cardi B and a Democratic fetus onto the Court in retribution for the packing the Court has endured, but it's not a bad thing for the Democratic nominee for POTUS to be cautious on this topic.
Meanwhile, Trump told Lesley Stahl — same reporter — in 2016:
You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you.
Also worth noting: Trump had previously said he would leak his 60 Minutes interview before airtime in retribution for unfair treatment ... and it was another broken promise. UPDATE: I stand corrected! Because rules, agreements and norms do not apply, and whaddayagonnado, sue me?, Trump did release a recording of his 37 minutes with 60 Minutes.
ABOVE: A different kind of hunk.
President Obama's fiery campaign rhetoric hasn't skipped a beat, at least judging from his torching of Trump at a Biden/Harris drive-in rally in Pennsylvania tonight.
Trashing Trump as a reality-show-absorbed, ratings-obsessed failure with a secret Chinese bank account, Obama gave the kind of speech that certainly sounds like it will go viral ...