Trump vs Biden: Stable Genius
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“Trump is a genius.” –The Atlantic
“Trump’s genius” –Politico
In the first presidential debate of 2020, Trump interrupted Biden more than 120 times, double the amount he interrupted Hillary Clinton in one of the 2016 presidential debates.
“A good general rule is that people are more influenced by visual persuasion, emotion, repetition, and simplicity than they are by details and facts.” –Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) on Trump’s rhetorical genius.
The Case for Biden
Trump had run for president at least once before; in 2000 he ran as a Reform Party candidate. He appeared on the California ballot for the party’s primary and won the state with 37% of the party’s vote. Ultimately, he withdrew when it was clear that Pat Buchannan would win the party’s endorsement with a campaign that is seen as an ideological precursor to Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Most candidates who go on to become president win the presidency on their first try. Barrack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton all did. While it’s true that losers of the presidency may often try again (Mitt Romney, John McCain, Hillary Clinton), twenty-seven presidents won the Oval Office on their first try.
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