I am so sickened by the hypocrisy of Joe Biden spewing his toxic rhetoric about "Our democracy is being threatened" yet he himself refuses to allow anyone to debate him in public, or allow Dean Phillips, Cornell West, nor Robert Kennedy Jr. to run against him in the primaries. WTF!?! If indeed he really believes he deserves another term, then WE THE PEOPLE deserve to know why in a live debate where others can challenge him and ask him unscripted spontaneous questions. Reading campaign speeches from scripts that someone else wrote for him is a farce and an insult to our intelligence. He clearly thinks he is a king entitled to retain his throne. How dare he say our democracy is threatened!
If he was on a live stage his opponents could confront him about the invasion at our Southern border, allegations of corruption, his plan for foreign aid in 2024, and where did those Trillions of our tax dollars for alleged "infrastructure" go? Instead, we are just being flooded with his tired. stale, and lame "orange man bad" diatribe. Isn't it more important about what Biden is going to do in the future than what others have done in the past? Seriously.
I also feel Trump is obligated by ethics and democratic principles to debate those running against him in the primaries. Polls do not elect Presidents - voters do. Public debate is an essential and traditional part of the American democratic process that no candidate has the right to alter or evade them. Americans want to hear what every candidate has to say - on a level playing field. Trump insists he was cheated in 2020, but now he is cheating the voters by side-stepping debates. Lead by example Donald.
We The People do not need nor want the DNC, RNC, or media outlets telling us who is going to win, or what we need to know or think. We have eyes and ears and even a brain. We want to see and hear debates for ourselves. Got it?
BTW... all debates should have Spanish and Chinese subtitles since these foreign language speakers compose 32% of American prospective voters. Those that avoid debates for political, tactical or strategic advantage, or any reason should be taken off every state ballot IMO. What say you all?