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1. The biggest disappointment for me in the dem debate was how @JoeBiden response regarding the conspiracy theory about him and his son. I agree with the larger point of @JRubinBlogger: If he doesn't learn to punch, he will lose. He is taking on a thug, not a president. And if...
@JoeBiden @JRubinBlogger 2...he doesnt start handling it that way, @JoeBiden might not be up to the task. What he said, "I did nothing wrong, my son did nothing wrong" was pure defense. Denial of a bogus accusation accomplishes nothing; in fact, usually backfires. So, here is what he should have said:...
@JoeBiden @JRubinBlogger 3..."The important thing here is not the false attacks on me and my son, what is important is that we have a man in the White House that is so thuggish, so without morals, so unethical, that he is going after my family! And he didn't have the guts to say his lies out loud....
@JoeBiden @JRubinBlogger 4...instead, in the most cowardly way possible, he snuck around in secret calls, blackmailing allies in a clear abuse of power, trying to get them to go after my son, my family, simply so he can stay in office. What kind of man does this? Donald Trump, that's who. His behavior...
@JoeBiden @JRubinBlogger 5...is despicable, and demeans the office of the presidency. So Donald, I'm sure you're listening since we are on TV and you seems to never do anything else but watch, the next time you want to come after my family, do it to my face. Don't be such a coward. Dont hide in your...
@JoeBiden @JRubinBlogger 6...office trying to blackmail others into doing your dirty work. And if you dont have the guts to talk to me directly, if you have no qualms about dragging your opponents children into your despicable manipulation, then I urge you: Shut up, because adults have a country to fix."
@JoeBiden @JRubinBlogger 7...THAT is how you deal with a bully and a sleaze. And if you can't take this guy on by recognizing that only brute force will stop him, @joebiden, and in fact will send him over the edge, then you will not be able to pull this off. Courtesy died with the election of Trump.
@JoeBiden @JRubinBlogger ...some people aren't getting this. (I used to be a speechwriter on a presidential campaign, so this is coming from knowledge.) You ALWAYS use a negative - a false accusation, for example - to push a positive (here, a brutal attack on Trump.) It makes a negative a positive...
@JoeBiden @JRubinBlogger ...puts the other side on defense, and - in trump's case - will send him over the edge which would result in him making lots of mistakes as he melts down.
@JoeBiden @JRubinBlogger ..and one more subtle thing: Notice, never said "President Trump." Said: Donald. It is showing contempt, disrespect, which Biden would have the right to do, with the constant refrain of "this man went after my family with his lies. He is not deserving of respect."
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