Thursday night’s debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden promises to rekindle some of the same feelings among those on the Right as did the first debate “moderated” by Fox News’ Chris Wallace. And let’s not forget the two town halls, during which Biden received respectful questioning from former Clinton staffer and ABC anchorman George Stephanolpoulos while the president admirably fended off attacks from NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, who just happens to be married to Democratic operative Michael Feldman.
In short, no one should expect that the questions will be fair or that the level of respect shown the respective candidate by NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker will be even. Still, we can dream. So in that spirit we offer the top 10 questions that should be asked of Joe Biden.
1) Cities like Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Chicago, Seattle, and Portland, among others, have been run exclusively by Democrats for decades. Why are race relations so bad under Democratic leadership?
2) The infamous white nationalist Richard Spencer supports you and not President Trump. Why do you think that is the case?
3) As a Catholic do you, personally, believe it is murder to abort a gestating baby (even if you believe U.S. law ought to allow it)?
4) The leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement call themselves “Marxist.” Why should Marxists be in charge of America’s antiracism campaign?
5) If you are not for open borders, what specific measures of border enforcement and immigration enforcement do you support? Will you pledge to enforce the laws that are currently on the books or will you ignore them?
6) What do you make of the evidence that George Floyd had a potentially lethal dose of Fentanyl in his blood when he died?
7) If rich people can pay for private security, why shouldn’t citizens of lesser means have the right to buy guns for self-defense?
8) What did you mean when you called that college student “A lying dog-faced pony soldier”?
9) Is it a problem in a democracy when the wealthiest man in the country owns both its biggest store and the second most important newspaper in the country?
10) The Obama Justice Department concluded that in Ferguson, Michael Brown was almost certainly advancing aggressively on Officer Darren Wilson when he was shot, and Brown did not have his hands up. Was the Justice Department wrong to reach that conclusion? Is the “hands up; don’t shoot” line based upon a lie?