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angelic upstart

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Incidentally, does anyone read the “week in Tory” on twitter from some twitter handle named Russ in Cheshire?

It’s the sort of thing that would have Al spinning in his comfy desk chair, assuming it’s accurate.
 

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Watching Biden-Trump debate. Chris Wallace is the moderator : from FOX News but being fair and balanced
Trump as aggressive as ever and constantly interrupting. Lying a lot. Diverting. Now provoking Biden about his son
Biden trying to be civilised but getting drawn in at times.

The moderator incapable of controlling Trump, but I don't think anyone could. Trump totally ignoring pleas from moderator not to interrupt

Wouldn't say either either had landed a knock-out blow so far. Trump has defended himself strongly or evaded while Biden has come out with many good points which might get swallowed up by Trump's interruptions and hectoring.

Overall a score draw or a small points win for either candidate depending where your loyalty lies.
 
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One thing is for sure. For the next debate a much stronger moderator is needed. Chris Wallace letting Trump getting away with murder near the end of the debate. Candidates were given 2 interrupted minutes to justify why voters should elect them, but Trump was allowed to interrupt after about a minute and Wallace could nothing about it.
 
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Trump ends by saying there will be massive fraud in the election. Strongly implying that post-election it will take "months" to investigate and, whatever, the Supreme Court
will settle the dispute. Trump is urging his "people" to go the vote-counting and "monitor". Not in a million years will Trump accept a loss. It's not going to end well.
 
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If that is the quality of the candidates for POTUS then god help America, That was awful and embbarrasing for a once great country. The Americans really need to look much deeper for candidates to represent their country.
 

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America is still a great country, what we're seeing is Churchill's comment on democracies ringing true in that democracy is the worst system of government, apart from all the rest.
For me the debate just reflected the massive divide there is in the US, Trump should get slaughtered for failing to condemn the White Supremacists, yet he won't because Biden inexplicably tried to convince us that 'Antifa' was "an idea" when everybody sensible knows they are ultra left wing thugs in human form.
If I were an American my takeaway would be that Biden is thankfully cognitively fit to be President and its finally time to end the Trump chaos.
 

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America is still a great country, what we're seeing is Churchill's comment on democracies ringing true, in that democracy is the worst system of government, apart from all the rest.
For me the debate just reflected the massive divide there is in the US, Trump should get slaughtered for failing to condemn the White Supremacists, yet he won't because Biden inexplicably tried to convince us that 'Antifa' was "an idea" when everybody sensible knows they are ultra left wing thugs in human form.
If I were an American my takeaway would be that Biden is thankfully cognitively fit to be President and its finally time to end the Trump chaos.
Why are both of them trying to "Excuse" the extremes of both left and right?
 
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