But many people do not appear to wish to focus on the presidential project over the long haul, the “much better method” Ms. Drew recommends. They d rather choose early and cruise to the voting booth on autopilot.
Democracy works when the citizens actually focus on what the candidates say and believe carefully about whether its in fact real, and even possible. That didnt occur in 2016, when real concerns about Donald Trumps lack of knowledge and dishonesty were submerged below cries of “But her e-mails!” Weve been spending for that ever given that.
Eric B. LippsStaten Island
To the Editor:
Worried Democrats are drawing the wagons around their governmental nominee.
The only reasoning to be drawn from the likes of Elizabeth Drews column, and by Democrats prompting Joe Biden not to debate President Trump, is that doing so will expose Mr. Bidens lack of imagination, of which Mr. Biden has actually currently provided various examples. Millions of citizens will deem him a coward if Mr. Biden declines to discuss Donald Trump. And they will be.
Gerald KatzEdwards, Colo
To the Editor: If Joe Biden enters that dispute circus, the bully ringmaster in chief, Donald Trump, will interrupt, insult, lie to and badger him incessantly.
As a prospect, Mr. Biden has actually preserved his self-respect and continues to provide quiet, determined messages to America, and he could hold his own in a dispute. Why should he subject himself to that assault? And why provide President Trump another bully pulpit?
Merritt H. CohenEast Hanover, N.J.
To the Editor:
Elizabeth Drews characterization of the arguments as “professional wrestling matches” is unfortunately real. However as Thomas L. Friedman states in his column “Biden Should Not Debate Trump Unless …” (July 8), 2 conditions need to be imposed if there are to be governmental disputes this year: The prospects need to expose their tax declarations (” Biden has actually already done so”), and fact-checking groups should be present to expose incorrect statements made by either candidate.
The only inference to be drawn from the likes of Elizabeth Drews column, and by Democrats advising Joe Biden not to debate President Trump, is that doing so will expose Mr. Bidens absence of psychological agility, of which Mr. Biden has actually currently provided various examples. If Mr. Biden refuses to dispute Donald Trump, millions of voters will consider him a coward. As a prospect, Mr. Biden has kept his self-respect and continues to deliver peaceful, measured messages to America, and he might hold his own in a dispute.