Yes! The day is finally here…
See you at 12 noon…
This is an open thread.
Well, this is the night that matters!
From Axios: “Scoop: Biden’s plan to assert control”.
If news organizations declare Joe Biden the mathematical president-elect, he plans to address the nation as its new leader, even if President Trump continues to fight in court, advisers tell Axios.
Why it matters: Biden advisers learned the lesson of 2000, when Al Gore hung back while George W. Bush declared victory in that contested election, putting the Democrat on the defensive while Bush acted like the winner.
So if Biden is declared the winner, he’ll begin forming his government and looking presidential — and won’t yield to doubts Trump might try to sow.
- Biden’s schedule for Tuesday includes a clue to this posture: He “will address the nation on Election Night in Wilmington, Delaware.”
Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon told reporters Monday that even if all the votes aren’t counted tonight, the campaign should have “a very good sense of where we’re headed”:
- “We’re not really concerned about what Donald Trump says. … We’re going to use our data, our understanding of where this is headed, and make sure that the vice president is addressing the American people.”
To show momentum, Biden may begin transition announcements quickly, starting with senior staff appointments.
- That way, core aides won’t have to worry about their own jobs, but will immediately be able to get to work.
Biden plans to adopt what one confidant called “a healing tone,” and begin talking about the path forward in battling the coronavirus.
- Look for Biden to embrace science, and talk up the role of Dr. Anthony Fauci, after Trump threatened Sunday to try to fire the trusted official.
From there, the transition would move with unprecedented speed:
- Biden had eight years in the White House, and he’s surrounded by aides with decades of government experience.
- So the transition has made the most thorough agency-by-agency preparations in history, including offices no one’s thinking about.
Biden has blueprints for staffing every single agency, and has extensive plans for executive orders, including ones to undo Trump actions.
- Look for Biden to send all-business signals: He won’t pack the courts, and is unlikely to push for repeal of the Senate’s filibuster rule and its 60-vote requirement anytime soon.
- Instead, look for Biden to push to pass as much as possible under the banner of budget reconciliation, which requires just a simple majority.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has an aggressive day of campaigning ahead while President Donald Trump takes a lower-key approach as they try to rally supporters in the final hours before polls close.
Good weather and high turn out usually means better results for the Democratic Party Candidates! We had both today so that should be a good omen!
And on the ground we have some of the good news already! This is from Michigan and I will follow with some others.
So, here we go!!!
Where would be without a live debate thread especially when it’s Kamala vs the guy who calls his wife mother?
So, we will be following the debate antics. Here’s the details:
9-10:30 PM EDT on ABC · CBS · FOX · NBC · PBS
Moderator: Susan Page
Location: University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Format: Nine segments of approximately 10 minutes each
And here’s the downlow: “How to watch the vice presidential debate” by Caroline Linton of CBS.
Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic nominee Kamala Harris will meet for their first and only debate on Wednesday, October 7, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Susan Page of USA Today will moderate, and Pence and Harris will be separated by a plexiglass barrier.
Campaign manager Bill Stepien and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, both of whom helped with Mr. Trump’s debate preparation, have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as Hope Hicks, counselor to President Trump. Christie also checked into the hospital for treatment. Chris Wallace, the moderator of the first debate, said Mr. Trump arrived too late to the debate site to be tested for COVID-19 there.
Pence has been tested multiple times since then, and he said the latest test, on Wednesday, was negative.
Harris announced on Friday that she and her husband, Doug Emhoff, had both tested negative for COVID-19. To limit travel, she arrived in Salt Lake City on Friday night.
The candidates will be seated 12 feet away from each other.
So, let’s see if she can make him cry!
Hi Sky Dancers!!!!!
So here’s some things to read before it starts. We’re here for you!
Just one whopper for Joe!
So, grab a cuppa or a glassa and some snacks and join us! It can’t get any more surreal than this!
Hi Sky Dancers!
It’s been a busy day today!
And yet, we’re still here!
The fifth Democratic debate is being co-hosted by The Washington Post and MSNBC. It’s being held in Atlanta, at Tyler Perry Studios. Ten candidates qualified to be onstage, hitting at least 3 percent in four approved polls or at least 5 percent in two early-state polls, plus bringing in donations from at least 165,000 unique donors:
Ten candidates will appear on stage: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, billionaire activist Tom Steyer, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
And most of us are still standing! Heavy has some suggested your tea sipping/wine sipping suggestions.
Take a sip if anyone talks about Bernie’s heart attack.
Take a sip if Sanders talks about a “radical” idea (and uses the word “radical.”)
Take a shot if Andrew Yang tries to give away money again.
Take a shot if Tulsi Gabbard calls the debate hosts “despicable” again.
Take a sip if Gabbard is wearing white again.
Take a sip if Biden steps away from his podium and leans close to another candidate. Take a shot if he actually touches another candidate.
Take a sip if Biden gives the wrong website or phone number. If he talks about record players again, take a shot.
Take a sip if Harris talks about being a prosecutor and being proud of her record.
Take a shot if Harris seems too happy and looks like she had a shot before the debate.
Take a shot if Cory Booker makes another marijuana joke like he does in most debates.
Take a sip if Booker talks about being vegan.
Take a sip if Booker makes an awkward joke.
Take a shot if Buttigieg talks about Mike Pence.
Take a sip if Buttigieg says a joke that’s funny and makes you literally laugh out loud.
Take a sip if someone talks about Buttigieg rising in the polls.
Take a sip if Warren says “I have a plan.”
Take a sip if Warren talks about her rise in the polls.
Take a sip if someone takes a shot at Warren’s decision to hold off on Medicare for All until she’s in office for three years.
Take a sip if Warren and Sanders hug.
Take a shot the first time Warren or Sanders say anything negative about the other, because that is really are.
Take a sip if Klobuchar talks about fundraising.
Take a sip if Steyer talks about his money or net worth.
Take a sip if someone else gets mad about how much money Steyer has.
Will we get questions on the Impeachment Hearings? Foreign Policy? Stay tuned!
Whatcha y’all think ?