I am worried
Originally posted by orangedino on October 02, 2020 00:44
Greetings from Ingolstadt,
Something that really bothered me throughout the entire thing was that Donald Trump kept disrespecting the rules of the debate. He treated the debate like a joke, which (to me) also shows that he treats running our country like a joke. He speaks so often about he is "one of the people" and how he loves this country so much, but he doesn't even have the decency to act according for an American debate. I also was VERY angry when he brought up Biden's sons. Trump had no right to speak about Biden's family in a disrespectful manner during that debate. He spoke about Biden's deceased son AND also spoke poorly about Biden because his other son suffered from addiction. Biden's personal life has nothing to do with how well he can run a country, and I can't think of a reason as to how anybody on Trump's team thought it would be a good idea to bring it up. One thing that I did find very interesting was that Biden claimed that he doesn't support the Green New Deal, which I thought he did. I later found out that on his website he claims to support it, which makes me wonder what other things his website says he supports that he actually doesn't. I'm not really sure how this debate will effect the election. Not much was actually said so there is not much to go off of in that regard.
@orangedino I indeed agree that bringing up Biden's hard personal life was extremely inappropriate, even though I kind of have to say that in my opinion the personal life isn't unimportant and might reflect upon ones term in office. I for one don't expect someone who doesn't have control over his home life to run a country very succesfully (not to say that Biden has such problems, considering that all the issues mentioned by Trump were out of his control).
While not wanting to insult any of the two candidates (ok, actually I do) I was surprised that it came once more to such a choice in the election. I remember back in 2016 thinking: "How did it happen that somehow the only candidates remaining are Trump and Clinton?" and nowadays I kind of get the same feeling. This debate kind of gave me the view that somehow both of them are not really able to run a nation, with both seemingly lying whenever they see fit (Trump far more often than Biden though) and even though I take that as given with politicans nowadays it was still very much appalling.
But to be honest my greatest worry is not who will become president but what might come after. Just looking at the violence occurring right now in the States or during the Black Lives Matter protests I am very confident that it will not develop in a positive way. Many supporters of whomever loses will most likely suggest that the election was rigged and might get violent. So whatever happens Americas internal stability will most likely not improve, which I am sure many of its geopolitical rivals will love to see.