Winner and Loser of the Week in Florida politics — Week of October 11, 2020

This year taught us something about presidential debates, namely this: They need to be eliminated.

Going forward, stick to the town hall format used Thursday night by both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. We got a much better snapshot of the candidates this time than the first debate.

That one was better suited for pro ‘rasslin.

The only problem was that both events were scheduled opposite each other. I channel flipped.

OK, I might have strayed to the Tampa Bay Rays game occasionally.

Forgive me.

Here’s another suggestion: Declare Savannah Guthrie and George Stephanopoulos the permanent debate hosts. They may not want the job.

But come on, do it for America.

Guthrie got the headline of the night with her persistent questions to Trump about his conspiracy cravings. She zeroed in on our visitors from the Planet Zortron, known hereabouts as QAnon.

“I just don’t know about QAnon,” Trump said, even though he retweets its, ahem, “theories” with frightening persistence.

Wait a second.

He doesn’t know about QAnon but he is an expert on Antifa.


We return to our regularly scheduled critique.

Guthrie didn’t give

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