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Emergency Debate Pod: Bye Bye Biden?
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Emergency Debate Pod: Bye Bye Biden?

After a miserable debate performance, we have...concerns...
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Folks, it did not go well. Joe Biden definitively lost the first of two scheduled presidential debates against Donald Trump. Worse, he did so in a way that will inevitably rekindle questions about his candidacy, and not just from bloggers and columnists, but likely from some of the most influential Democrats in America.

In this free post-debate episode, Matt and Brian discuss:

  • Who swapped out Biden’s PEDs for sugar pill?

  • Is there anything Biden, his campaign, the White House, and leading Democrats can do to steady the ship, given the magnitude of the fuck up?

  • What would the process of convincing Biden to end his campaign out of patriotic duty look like in practice.

  • Would he necessarily have to hand the baton to Kamala Harris, or would he be able to anoint an entirely new ticket.

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