During the 2016 US presidential election, I watched all three presidential debates. I even wrote notes and published long posts after each debate. But I didn’t get up in the middle of the night to watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go at each other because I’m terribly interested in US politics. I mainly did it to witness what I thought would be Trump having a mental breakdown on live TV.

As we know, that never happened, and instead a minority of the US voters had a collective brain fart and voted for Captain Orange.

Fast forward to 2020. It’s been four years of downwards slope, and here we are: It’s time for another three presidential debates, where Trump will be “debating” the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden.

This year, however, I’ve decided not to watch the presidential debates. The chances of one of the debaters blowing a gasket is probably higher this year than it was back in 2016, but it’s just not worth it. Biden isn’t a terribly good debater, and it wouldn’t have mattered if he was the Undisputed Lifetime Debate Club World Champion when his opponent never answers the question he is asked, and always ends up talking about himself.

My predictions for November 2020? The election will be a mess, but enough people will vote for Biden simply because he is “not Trump”. Joseph Robinette1 Biden Jr. will eventually be declared the winner by a thin margin when enough mail-in ballots have been counted, and Trump will quickly claim election fraud, and refuse to concede.

Then the shooting starts.


  1. I shit you not, that is his real name. ↩︎