Recently, observers on all sides of the political spectrum have questioned Biden’s ability to display a sound debate performance, but I expect him to bring his ‘A’ game.
As someone who worked alongside Biden in the United States Senate, almost always on opposing sides of our nation’s most critical issues, I can affirm that he would not have risen into Democratic leadership if he did not hold the skills necessary to succeed on Tuesday night’s stage.
Trump must be prepared to take the fight to Biden. Hillary Clinton was a tough challenger in 2016, but Biden has many more years of substantive national debate experience than her.
The first presidential debate will be a knock-down, drag-out fight between the two candidates. After more than a week of virtually no campaign appearances so he could prepare for this debate, no one should doubt Biden’s ability to rise to the occasion.
It is my hope that Trump will remind American voters why he ran for president in the first place — to fight for the men and women of this nation, the blue-collar families that have been forgotten time and time again by our national policymakers. If he does, he can defeat Biden on Tuesday and reset the presidential race heading down the home stretch.