By Dave Gibson, October 2, 2020
This past Tuesday night, we were all treated to the constant warnings and interruptions of moderator, Chris Wallace. Obviously, the Fox News personality, and at times, Joe Biden’s protector, should have been reminded, beforehand, that no one goes to a prize fight to watch the referee work, just as no one tunes into a presidential debate to listen to the moderator.
Though, for the first time in a presidential debate, we did hear one of the candidates tell a sitting president to “shut up man!,” we heard precious little substance in the 90-minute long event.
While we also heard the left’s tired rhetoric on race, and the equally tiresome assertion that wealthy people are bad, the very important topic which was conspicuously absent from the debate was immigration (both the legal and illegal varieties).
Well, as it turns out the moderator, was allowed to choose the topics for discussion.
In a news release, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that “the leading issues facing the country” would be be selected by Chris Wallace.
The September 29 debate topics are as follows, not necessarily to be brought up in this order:
- The Trump and Biden Records
- The Supreme Court
- The Economy
- Race and Violence in our Cities
- The Integrity of the Election
Well, the American people seem to take exception to Wallace’s “leading issues.”
In August, a Pew Research Center poll found that 52 percent of registered voters said that the issue of immigration is “very important” to them in the upcoming election.
When you break it down between candidates, 61 percent of registered Trump supporters said it is “very important” to their vote, while 46 percent of registered Biden supporters made the same claim.
Neither, the “Trump and Biden Records,” nor the “Integrity of the Election” made the list of the 12 most important topics in the Pew poll.
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