克里夫兰 — They’re living legends in the political world.
“Joe Biden needs to speak to mom-and-pop America and their children at home. Let them know that their 25-year-old kid who’s unable to go back to school because of COVID-19 will now face losing health care. Talk to them. Do not respond only to Donald Trump. Talk to the American people,” said Brazile, who managed Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign and who twice served as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee over the past decade.
Brazile also stressed that the debate – which is being hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic, 在 Cleveland, 俄亥俄 – “is an opportunity to talk to probably the largest gathering of people before the election so he should use his time wisely. Let them know that he understands what’s going on in their house, in their community. … Answer the questions but then talk to the American people.”
The debate – the first of three showdowns between the incumbent president and the former vice president – is being moderated by “福克斯新闻周日” 锚 克里斯·华莱士. Last week he chose six topics for the 90-minute commercial-free showdown that will be divided into six 15-minute sections devoted to each topic.
The issues include the fierce 最高法院 nomination battle, 最严重的大流行 to strike the globe in more than a century, 一个 national economy flattened by coronavirus, the racial justice protests and violence that have flared in cities across the nation, and the integrity 选举. The latter is a crucial issue, considering the president for months has railed against expanded voting by mail, repeatedly charging that it would lead to a “rigged election.”
罗夫, the mastermind behind both of President George W. Bush’s presidential election victories, highlighted that the president “needs to be figuring out how he can pivot from his answer and push the question back on Biden. And most important of all, he needs to look for opportunities that put Biden on the defense about coronavirus pandemic, because Biden has weaknesses and the weaknesses have not yet been exposed to the American people.”
And Rove urged that Trump “needs to be able to go back on the offense. And he’s got some great material.”