The schedule calls for three debates, but Scott Adams makes the case the Biden will only show up for one at most. His logic is based on two possible outcomes for the first debate:
If Biden’s performance passes the laugh test, then the Biden campaign will declare victory and refuse any further debates. They will argue that the performance in one debate is enough to show that Biden is mentally competent, and there is no reason to do more since “Trump lies”.
If Biden’s performance in the first debate is clearly inadequate or he is clearly unable to debate, then Democrats will announce that Biden is just placeholder and Harris will be the actual president. My observation is that the fact that early voting is already underway and ballots are being printed and mailed means that it is impossible to replace Biden on the ticket at this time. The most likely scenario would be that Biden would remain on the ticket and resign soon after inauguration.
Either way Biden will never show up to more than one debate; I think Adams’s analysis make sense.
Do you think that Adams is right and Biden will only show up for one debate at most?
If so, will Democrats present Biden as a one-hit wonder?
Or will Harris end up taking over for the last two debates with Trump?
For background, here are comments from Scott Adams about the likely Biden debate strategy starting at 8:05:
Trump stuck about $5 million in his own pocket the last one he skipped out on a debate in yet another charity scam.
That’s a strong incentive to do it again, and he does have that history of skipping debates. He better be careful if he does show up though, he’ll go too far going after Biden’s family and since Biden will be gakked out of his mind on speed he’s going to launch across the stage and snap that right leg that Trump has been dragging around from all those strokes.