Donald Trump is afraid of accountability. That’s why he did gone out of a critical interview with Lesley Stahl for CBS News 60 minutes on Tuesday, which is why he attacked the moderator of today’s final presidential debate, the seasoned NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker.
Trump’s desperation is so obvious and politically self-destructive that Democrats could imagine former Vice President Joe Biden should just keep going his lead in polls both nationally and in most battlefield states in 2020. But this is no time to spare Trump. The President stumbles; Biden has to deliver the knockout blow tonight.
The former vice president isn’t just fighting for himself at this point; He fights for Democrats entering Senate competitions that could reverse control of the Chamber. This brings the end of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s tenure as head of the partisan wreckage crew, which refuses to respond to a growing pandemic and the economic devastation that ensues when millions of Americans face unemployment, eviction and starvation.
Biden shouldn’t worry about the distractions Trump has been preparing for tonight. Despite the president’s obsession with foreign intrigues involving his rival’s son, no one will change his voice because of it Rudy Giuliani claims knowing about Hunter Biden. Also, no “undecided” voter – if such a person still exists – will be convinced by Trump’s incoherent ranting about Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, the black life issue, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or the “radical left” be. If the polls are to be believed, the Republican strategy of fear and hatred may appeal to that of the president dwindling base but it has no growth potential.
Biden, on the other hand, can build his numbers – and the numbers for Senate candidates who are on the democratic line – with a blatant, non-apologetic, and relentless argument of accountability.
This is a pandemic election and Biden has to indict Trump.
As of Wednesday, 8.32 million Americans had been diagnosed with Covid-19. and 221,000 Americans have died. The numbers are great. Hundreds of thousands of new cases have been identified and thousands of new deaths have been recorded over the past week. And some of the worst numbers are in the battlefield states that will make the 2020 election. There were:
- 1,660 deaths in Wisconsin, of which more than 100 were recorded in the past week.
- 1,728 deaths in Nevada, with more than a dozen new deaths recorded in Clark County as of Tuesday.
- 7,386 deaths in Michigan, with dozens more deaths reported in the past few days.
- 7,494 deaths in Georgia with disproportionate suffering in urban areas.
- 8,591 deaths in Pennsylvania, with the number rising in rural areas.
- 16,104 deaths in Florida, with dozens of new deaths this week in Miami and Palm Beach counties.
- 17,644 deaths in Texas, and 80 more people died on Tuesday alone.
When Biden talks about the death toll and the states where the pandemic is happening raging, Where people lose their jobs and where businesses close, he can get Americans where they are as they prepare to mark their ballots. Biden should be specific, naming the cities, counties, and regions where Covid-19 is blowing up and killing Americans. It should detail the disproportionate damage this virus has caused to the colorless, the elderly, low-income Americans, frontline workers, and the vulnerable millions of people who do not have adequate access to health care.
The facts are on Biden’s side. Trump has admitted to lying to the American people on the scope and severity of the pandemic at the critical early stages of the fight to contain it. Trump has attacked governors who tried to contain it while making fun of public health orders, Snake oil sold “Heals” and promoted Reopening programs even after he was warned that it would spread the disease.
The former vice president’s job tonight is to indict the sitting president and explain why Trump can’t go on. Despite being in the incumbent’s virtual presence, the Democrat needs to focus on the millions of Americans who are hired and explain it bluntly – just as he did Sunday in response to Trump’s recent claim that the United States “went around the corner” in this pandemic battle – that “It gets worse. He continues to lie to us about the circumstances. “
Trump will keep lying. He will deny, distract, disperse, and interrupt. Guilty men do.
Biden can’t be distracted. There is too much at stake. Tonight he can close the case not only against a president who deliberately endangered the nation he was trying to protect, but also against the Republican senators – like Joni Ernst in Iowa, Steve Daines in Montana, Cory Gardner in Colorado, Martha McSally in Arizona, Susan Collins in Maine, Thom Tillis in North Carolina, David Perdue in Georgia, John Cornyn in Texas, Lindsey Graham in South Carolina, and Mitch McConnell in Kentucky – who refused to hold the president accountable for these crises could have been averted.
This is not a debate. This is a test. Biden should pursue Trump and his co-conspirators with a sense of urgency and just indignation that will be understood and welcomed by an electoral jury empowered to condemn and punish the wrongdoers.