The Vice Presidential debate was predictable in that Tim Kaine promoted government control and Mike Pence promoted individual enterprise.
Right from the start Tim Kaine (D) started interrupting Mike Pence (R) and he just kept at it until Pence realized that he is not going to finish any thought he has, so he also started interrupting. It all started to look like a Fox News Bill O’Reilly show in that everybody was talking at the same time, only causing confusion.
The moderator did a lousy job because she was not able to get them to talk individually. This is because she got the job due to political correctness, not because she knew how to moderate a debate; because she didn’t.
From the beginning it became clear that Kaine is the sort of guy who has to have control. Kaine thinks of himself as the authority guy that must be in charge, so he has to correct anybody with a different point of view, they are wrong if he says so.
Tim Kaine made a big twist of facts when he claimed Donald Trump did not want to pay taxes to support our troops. But the fact of the matter is that Trump had a huge financial loss of 916 million dollars that threatened his business, and so he had to carry the loss into future years to save his company. This is standard business practice that a lot of business people use and it’s legal under the tax code. But Tim Kaine, the authority guy, says Trump didn’t want to support our troops. The fact of the matter is that Trump paid millions of dollars in taxes throughout his business career.
On the other hand, Mike Pence came across as the sort of guy that wants to sit down and talk things over to look for solutions. The type of person that we could use more of in Washington DC and throughout the country.
The rest of the debate was the candidates repeating the party line. Dull.
Jose Lugo, editor DDTV.ORG