People also ask

  • What was the vice presidential debate really about?

  • The vice presidential debate was substantive on issues ranging from China to fracking to tax policy. It was unquestionably a face-off between two polished, long serving politicians trading barbs in the cadence of Washington.

  • Can the vice president’s undercard debates win over undecided voters?

  • Vice presidential debates don’t generally change the trajectory of a campaign, but the undercard debate is an opportunity to win over voters who are still on the fence. Undecided voters often decide on style and substance over policy.

  • Why did Mike Pence go overboard in the VP debate?

  • Where Trump scared off voters with his aggressive debate performance, Pence went overboard when he commended VP Biden’s public service and Senator Harris’ historic nomination. Trump has dug such a deep hole on perception that Pence literally resorted to praising his opposition, just to gain some needed nice points.

  • Will the Biden debate change people’s minds?

  • The debate won’t change the numbers or many folks’ minds. Aaron David Miller is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President. He was a Middle East negotiator in Democratic and Republican administrations.