Morning Jolt: Why Does America Have a Commission on Presidential Debates?

Good morning. Today's Morning Jolt will try really, really hard to skip over juvenile jokes about Jeffrey Toobin. On the menu today: The Commission on Presidential Debates decrees that the microphones will be muted for candidates during the opponent's time, the huge divide between the politically engaged and the politically unengaged, a series of thanks, and Greg Corombos and I get metaphorically stuck in a walk-in freezer.

In Thursday's Debate, the Microphones Will Be Muted

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that "President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will have their microphones muted during Thursday's presidential debate to ensure each candidate can get his points across uninterrupted."

Even before this latest decision, Trump's campaign manager was calling them the "Biden Debate Commission," and earlier this month, former GOP nominee Bob Dole ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY October 20 2020
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY October 20 2020
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Why Does America Have a Commission on Presidential Debates?

Good morning. Today's Morning Jolt will try really, really hard to skip over juvenile jokes about Jeffrey Toobin. On the menu today: The Commission on Presidential Debates decrees that the microphones will be muted for candidates during the opponent's time, the huge divide between the politically engaged and the politically unengaged, a series of thanks, and Greg Corombos and I get metaphorically stuck in a walk-in freezer.

In Thursday's Debate, the Microphones Will Be Muted

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that "President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will have their microphones muted during Thursday's presidential debate to ensure each candidate can get his points across uninterrupted."

Even before this latest decision, Trump's campaign manager was calling them the "Biden Debate Commission," and earlier this month, former GOP nominee Bob Dole ...   READ MORE

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