To a TV President, nothing matters more than ratings, so the post-mortem for last night's dueling town halls must have sent him into an apoplexy:
Yeah, Trump is a big loser in the ratings. That is gratifying to see... it looks like people are bored with Trump's tired, repetitive schtick, and wanted to see some sensible policy talk. Why listen to a buffoon harp on the same old tired topics, slinging the same old lies, when you can listen to actual science-based environmentalism and the growth of green jobs?
In a hilarious own goal, a Trump campaign staffer tried to insult Biden by comparing him to a beloved children's television show host:
The contrast between Trump lying his ass off on NBC and then flipping the dial to ABC and hearing Biden talk about how "the biggest carbon sink in the world is the Amazon" is really something. pic.twitter.com/qDlICbKzvS— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 16, 2020
Yeah, I watched Mr Rogers as a wee one, and I'll take the kindly, empathetic Fred Rogers (a more genuine Christian than any religious-right fanatic) over Fred Trump's predator son. "Won't you be my neighbor?" is a better TV catchphrase than "You're Fired!"
I make no bones about supporting Elizabeth Warren in the primaries, but I'll take a kindly, empathetic Joe Biden any day. Maybe we need a nice uncle in the White House to soothe the widespread nationwide hurts... as long as he has a tough VP and even tougher AG to clean the neighborhood out after four years of a criminal conspiracy.