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Presidential Debate, Campaign Final Run, Global Potpourri

Written by on October 23, 2020

The McLaughlin Group — October 23, 2020

guest panelist this week is Ryan Girdusky of The Washington Examiner

Issue one: Presidential Debate

Debating Thursday, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden exchanged sharp blows, each characterizing the other as unworthy of the nation’s highest office. What are the key takeaways? Will the debate shift anything politically?

Issue two: Campaign Final Run

With the election just 11 days away, both campaigns escalated their final runs for votes. Former President Obama broke with his predecessors’ protocol in campaigning against his successor and held his first in-person campaign appearance. Meanwhile, President Trump held rallies in key swing states.

Issue three: Around the World in Ten Minutes

Pope Francis offered support for same-sex civil unions, French President Emmanuel Macron advanced legislation to emphasize the secular foundations of the Fifth Republic, and the European Union recommenced trade talks with Britain.

Plus: predictions!




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