Who Won the Debate?
Don't Count on Twitter to Tell you the Truth
Trump’s debate performance was better than his last one. He showed undecided voters that he could be “presidential,” and worse than that, he came off as decisive where Biden was ambiguous, ready to confront COVID where Biden seems hesitant. These things likely matter to some voters who aren’t inside the twitter bubble.
Speaking of Twitter, I signed on to my secret conservative account to read the scroll. My own Twitter is still very much left leaning and thus, as unbearable as the left leaning outlets have become - NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, etc. If I want a less stressful look at what’s trending I head to the other side. It’s less frantic, less desperate.
But I could already see the gaslighting revving up, such that I knew it would be pointless to look to Twitter for any truthful reaction to the debate or the race. There is only one narrative and no one is allowed to deviate from it, not for a second. I don’t mind confidence. I don’t mind convincing people to choose the better candidate. I do mind overt lying and gaslighting.
I watched the Frank Luntz focus group for the third time. Undecided voters talk to him about their reactions to the debate. If you watch it you will see that Trump clearly won it. It is what it is.
Before the debate I told my followers on Twitter that regardless of the outcome, the press and the left would say Biden won. Just as on the right there is no way they would hand the win to Biden. But the Trump hatred is driving this election. Biden doesn’t even really have to do much - and even if he did they aren’t allowing him to or demanding it of him. This isn’t Trump vs. Biden. This is Trump vs. the media establishment. In such a case, it’s hard to imagine Trump winning. He just has too many enemies.
Good morning to all of my readers.