I know what this debate reminded me of.
2012. Obama vs Romney.
Romney was so polite, so gentlemanly, and so clueless as to what his voters actually wanted to see. The stupid blunders, too. Remember “binders full of women”? This is identical to Pence bringing up school choice instead of screaming to the skies that there is no school at all and bleating about the embassy in Jerusalem instead of mentioning the Jews who were beaten up in NYC for celebrating Sukkot yesterday.
Yes, the base will be totally energized by his riveting account of the death of Suleimani three weeks before the election. Can’t wait to go vote for more Suleimanis because it’s not like we’ve got any other problems right now.