Rex Murphy: As Biden and Trump prepare for the first debate, the stakes couldn’t be higher

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Our glorious neighbour to the south is in the midst of one of the wildest presidential campaigns ever. Tuesday night will see the first debate, an encounter that has to be the most anticipated of its kind — ever. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has frequently offered evidence that he is not a modern Cicero. He has a problem staying coherent, even for short periods of time in situations of no great consequence. How will he perform for two whole hours under the greatest imaginable pressure, with questions from a press panel, along with President Donald Trump, a super-aggressive opponent who’s magnificently unpredictable?