HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » GOP consultants say Trump...

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:26 PM

GOP consultants say Trump's threat to skip the debate is foolhardy

WASHINGTON ó President Donald Trump's vow to skip the next debate if it is held virtually delighted supporters but confounded observers who say he risks throwing away one of his last best chances to change the course of a race he is currently losing.

"The president's threat to walk away from a virtual debate is a power move that seems almost certain to backfire," said Liam Donovan, a Republican strategist.

"This debate may be the last best opportunity to score a game-changing moment or otherwise hope to impact the trajectory of this race before it's too late," he added. "It's also one of the few remaining speed bumps for Vice President Biden, and Trump would be doing Joe a real favor by letting him off the hook."

The non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Thursday it would hold the town hall face off virtually to "protect the health and safety of all involved" as Trump continues to recover from Covid-19. The president almost immediately rejected the plan.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/he-needs-10-more-gop-consultants-say-trumps-threat-to-skip-the-debate-is-foolhardy/ar-BB19PGwp?li=BBnb7Kz

13 replies, 801 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 13 replies Author Time Post
Reply GOP consultants say Trump's threat to skip the debate is foolhardy (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 8 OP
RainCaster Oct 8 #1
safeinOhio Oct 8 #2
Thekaspervote Oct 8 #4
The Magistrate Oct 8 #3
Chainfire Oct 8 #5
moonscape Oct 8 #6
ProfessorGAC Oct 8 #7
durablend Oct 8 #8
world wide wally Oct 8 #9
Willto Oct 8 #10
RazzleCat Oct 8 #11
qazplm135 Oct 8 #12
PCIntern Oct 8 #13

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:28 PM

1. A losers gonna lose...

What else in Mango Mussolini to do?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:31 PM

2. Fear of Biden domination

of the debate.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:35 PM

4. And rightly so. Or he's sick and cannot do a 90 minute debate and this is their cover.

If he doesnít go golfing this weekend thatís pretty telling that heís sick.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:34 PM

3. It Is Hilarious, Sir, That The Cheap Thug Thinks He's Got Leverage

Nobody needs what he's flouncing away from, nobody is going to call him to come back. Nobody wouldn't rather he just go.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:36 PM

5. Trump had his head handed to him last debate

He can't afford to do it again. Some of that orange hair has left a yellow streak down his back.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:36 PM

6. Disagee. Every time 45 shows

up and speaks he fails, and his support weakens. Hell, once more and he might even lose his devoted racist base.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:38 PM

7. PINO's Biggest Fear Of A Virtual Debate

The mute button. Now, the moderator need do nothing. No interrupting, no talking over, no extending time beyond rules.
If they can just click mute, that ridiculous "game-changing moment" has a zero % chance of happening. It's already nearly zero. Mute guarantees it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:39 PM

8. So what is it?

Is he losing, like you say or is he WIN WIN WINNING like he says.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:40 PM

9. Bye, Don

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:49 PM

10. A Debate He Can't Defile

He is not going to agree to a virtual debate because it would rob him of the ability to act like the complete buffoonish ass that he did last time. Interrupting; talking over Biden; never shutting up. Etc, etc. Not that any of that wins him the debate. It makes him look a jackass. But in his mind he associates such behavior with winning.

He also isn't going to seriously prepare for a legit debate on the issues. In a virtual debate where he was forced to actually answer questions and where Biden would be able to speak and answer questions in an unfettered manor I think he would look even more like a clueless idiot than he did in the first debate. He and his advisors know that too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Willto (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:56 PM

11. this + 1000

He is afraid of a mute button.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:59 PM

12. bad take

quite frankly, the more he's seen, the more damage he does to himself.

His best option right now, is to say as little as possible. Make a couple of appearances a couple of weeks from now to make sure folks know he isn't dying, and then just lay low.

He'll still lose, but his margin will be like 5-6 points maybe instead of the 10 pt margin he's currently working on.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 04:49 PM

13. He's sick as a dog.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread