Pence cleaned Harris' clock

Vice President Mike Pence scored point after point in the vice-presidential debate with Sen. Kamala Harris.

Obviously, whom you think won has much to do with your politics. But when it comes to the horrible job that President Donald Trump did in his debate last week, Pence was clear, precise, calm and thorough. He had more on-point, relevant responses than Harris (and Trump). He managed to get more substance into the debate. Harris’ response too often was to make a face.

Both candidates avoided answering questions, particularly on what they would do about abortion if Roe v. Wade were overturned. But she dodged more often, particularly on whether a Biden and Democratic controlled government would seek to pack the Supreme Court. It is unconscionable and transparently fraudulent that Biden and Harris refuse to answer a question about this fundamental issue.

He made better arguments on such points as China, foreign policy and energy. She didn’t persuade me that she would make a better commander-in-chief than President Donald Trump.

The closing question from a student was the most revealing. Why the ugly partisan flogging of each other; what to do about it, she asked. Pence was eloquent and thoughtful. Harris flunked this one; she turned it into a partisan rant instead trying to move us any closer to calm discourse.

The question is whether Pence could make up for Trump’s many blunders.


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    Harris' face expressions and shaking of the head while Pense responded reminded me of Al Gore's sighing during his debate with Bush.

  • The Constitution does not establish the number of judges required on the Supreme Court. I'm sure the Trump Republicans wouldn't hesitate to do the same if they were in the same predicament. As you say right off the bat, it's all political. Even your ridiculous assessment of who won the debate. He was calm? No, he was comatose. He was clear? No, he was evasive and obfuscating. He was precise? No, he was all over the place. He was thorough? No, he was pure talking points. Get over it. He lost. End of the story.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    BTW, the fly did better than Pence. You might say he winged it.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    The fly took Pence under his wing. Had enough yet?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    You are really funny.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Yet, she still didn't answer the question. If your side is going to raise the issue, as Democrats have, shouldn't she have responded? It's kind of important. (And no, that doesn't exclude Pence dodging his own questions from criticism.)

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    And Pence didn't answer whether there would be a peaceful transfer of power if Trump and he lose.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    The Democrats have not yet allowed a peaceful transfer of power, as witnessed by the attempted coup of a duly elected president orchestrated, as we now know, directly by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The unredacted info on "Russia Gate" should be very interesting to the interested and denied by the deniers.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Do you have a copy of the unredacted report?

  • In reply to jnorto:

    No, Pence didn't. That was a blunder of the first order,

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