- Oct 25, 2017
I mean, sure, we don't know and it's obviously just conjecture all the way around.Sure, all of this is will 100% happen, but I'm asking more about what happens if he artfully swats those criticisms aside or shows genuine contrition (or at least what viewers decide is genuine)?
He's now getting endorsements from prominent AA figures. If that continues I would think that a lot of people will feel "well if they can forgive him so can we."
Basically what I'm saying is I'm not sure the debate will have the effect many are hoping. Not saying he'll go out there and smack everyone, but if he simply looks competent and steady and able to impressively defend himself he will surely become the clear Bernie alternative.
I still think it's preferable to put him in front of the electorate and try to force some accountability rather than just let him run a side campaign for the general.