(FiveNation.com)- Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who is the only major presidential candidate to ever run an entire campaign from his basement, has not agreed to the opportunity of debating President Donald Trump one additional time before the November presidential election. At the same time, the Commission on Presidential Debates rejected the idea of a fourth debate and also suggested that it is unnecessary to bring the debate dates forward to ensure people don’t vote before seeing the candidates debate on stage.
Biden, who is exhibiting early symptoms of dementia, has also refused to host a press conference in which he gives unrehearsed answers to journalists for several months now.
The rejection comes after President Trump’s re-election campaign appealed to the Biden campaign and the Debates Commission to add an additional debate to the roster. Rudy Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York City, also said that the fact people will have received mail-in ballots before the first debate means that the dates should be changed. The Commission rejected this notion, and as it stands, will allow people to go ahead and vote without having had the chance to see the two main candidate debate first.
“In your letter, you express the Trump campaign’s interest in a presidential debate in early September. You state that such a debate is necessary because some stated begin sending out mail-in ballots before the first scheduled debate,” the Commission responded. “There is a difference between ballots having been issued by a state and those ballots having been cast by voters, who are under no compulsion to return their ballots before the debates.”
The dismissal is significant, as if the Commission refuses to change track, then people who like to vote early might find themselves making a decision before seeing Biden engage in the only non-scripted interview of his campaign.
“In 2016, when the debate schedule was similar, only .0069% of the electorate had voted at the time of the first debate,” the Commission continued. “While more people will likely vote by mail in 2020, the debate schedule has been and will be highly publicized. Any voters who wish to watch one or more debates before voting will be well aware of that opportunity.”
The organization also rejected all of the recommended debate moderators put forward by the Trump camp.
In such a divisive campaign, where Democrat-supporting rioters are burning down cities and people are afraid to leave their homes over fears of catching COVID-19, isn’t it important to make sure people have all the facts before they cast their vote by mail?