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2020 Vice-Presidential Debate (Uncut and No Interruptions) — Pence v. Harris — October 7, 2020

Indie Podcaster – 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

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1 hr 32 min / Published October 8, 2020

I have not commented on the politics; However, I merely recorded the debate for reference so that you can make your own choice in the 2020 US Presidential Election. Please feel free to comment, I just wanted to play out the debate and allow you all to make up your mind in future episodes I will delve into many of the topics talked about by Vice-President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris. I leave the debate for you to analyse and judge for yourself. https://iwillvote.com/ 

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Show notes

Because of quarantining I have been bored and taken up this new hobby. It is very much a work in progress, and I am planning on taking several months until I can get even close to the production value that I would like most. My takeaway from this debate was that it was undoubtedly far more respectful than the cluster f*ck in the first of the Presidential Debates last week in Ohio, between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. However, I did find that this was less a debate and more a spin, with both candidates making great pains not to give any direct answers to several questions. Overall, I found Kamala Harris to be a wise and robust character and Mike Pence to be a bit overbearing, however, in comparison to the events of last week it was a far more civilized event.

Kamala Harris was very clumsy in her spin not to answer questions about whether she has had a conversation with Joe Biden should he be unfit for office before his term is up. Pence was equally unwilling to answer the same question. Kamala Harris was also quite transparent when she avoided at all costs the answering of the question as to whether a Biden-Harris Administration would try to pack the Supreme Court. Pence, on the other hand, was unprepared for questions about a replacement health bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). He quite often was disrespectful and talking over the moderator.

In the end, I do not think that this debate would have swayed many voters, there are few undecided voters in this election cycle, and the Vice-Presidential Debates are not known for swinging too many votes as it is. It was nice not to see any severe gaffes like Donald Trump made when he addressed the Proud Boys to “Stand By.”

My initial intent was to comment and fact-check the debate with voiceovers. However, after seeing the Trump-Biden discussion last week, I decided against it as I think we have had our fill of interruptions while candidates are trying to speak. So, I have left the candidates to speak for themselves; both were guilty of some misinformation, Mike Pence was far worse at this than Kamala Harris. However, neither were perfect, in the end, I think Harris came out with the win on the debate because of the gendered nature of politics where a woman is considered hysterical if she is to show any backbone at all while debating a male counterpart. Pence did little to sway my opinion that the re-election of the Trump/Pence ticket is going to serve any value to the American people, and I would have liked to have heard the so-called “czar” of the Trump administration handling of the COVID-19 virus. I felt Pence skirted the issue and was not a guiding force that gave me any more respect for the handling of the federal response to the pandemic.

Cheers,
Robert Cruise

This episode is part of the 2020 Presidential Election Coverage series
Trump/Pence v. Biden/Harris, debate and election coverage
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