This one will not be a non-event.
The debate, on the Case Western Reserve Campus, but technically held at the medical school right at Cleveland Clinic is about 1.5 miles from where we live and about 8 blocks from where I work. This debate is scheduled for this upcoming Tuesday.
The roads will be closed for this starting last night - Thursday.
Allegedly, they are planning on major protests during this. I hope there are too. They don't need to be violent, but c'mon..........this is 2020.......it's not going to end well. They've already enacted the National Guard.
We have been encouraged to work from home starting tomorrow and at least through Tuesday.
Since it is 2020, and Covid and all that shit, why are we having physical debates? This would be a perfect time to totally revamp the debates. Virtual. Candidates don't have to even be in the same room, or state. However, the moderator could electronically pause either speaker for immediate fact check and call them on it right then and there.
That's a perfect world, of course. I've said before - this is 2020. I do not see an instance where there are 'undecided voters'. In theory, I don't see a need for a debate.
I can find no data (and trust me, I looked) that debates affect voter turnout. I only look because the debates, especially these, are not about to sway any likely voter. The question I had was did it drive people to, or away, from the polls. That, could be the only determining factor for why to have one (or three) at all.
Since RBG's death, I've heard snippets of news here and there (fuck you very much, Mitt Romney!), so I see absolutely see no scenario in which I will turn this shit show on in the first place, let alone read about in the second place.
All I know is that the Cleveland Clinic has a LOT of glass. Good luck to them.
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