If you haven’t been listening to the Townhall Media podcast series “The War for the White House,” this weekend would be an excellent opportunity to start! The twice-a-week series features a rotating cast of personalities from the entire Townhall Media family, and on Friday I sat down with Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey and Towhall’s Julio Rosas to discuss some of the latest developments in the 2020 election.
Since Julio was in Louisville for the grand jury announcement in the Breonna Taylor case, we started with a look at the “mostly peaceful” response on the streets and how the continued unrest may complicate Joe Biden’s attempt to argue that Democrats offer a better response to the riots and disorder than Donald Trump. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was much quicker in calling out the National Guard compared to what we’ve seen from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the deteriorating situation in Portland, but the Guard was in Louisville to guard infrastructure, not to help keep peace on the streets, and there’ve been plenty of chaotic moments in the days since Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron announced that no Louisville officers would be facing any charges directly relating to Breonna Taylor’s shooting death.
We also turn our attention to the upcoming Supreme Court fight over Judge Amy Comey Barrett, who Donald Trump is expected to name on Saturday to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ed Morrissey offers up some very interesting analysis as to why he thinks Democrats have boxed themselves into a corner when it comes to fighting the confirmation, and we examine the potential pitfalls for the Trump campaign in moving ahead with the confirmation before the election as well.
Our last big topic of conversation centers around the first presidential debate, set for next Tuesday evening. Will Biden show up, or will he use the Barrett nomination as an excuse to decry the “illegitimate” nature of the Trump administration and back out of the debates completely? I suspect that Biden will be on stage in Cleveland next week, if for no other reason than to try to demonstrate to voters that his mental acuity isn’t an issue. I think that’s actually going to be a big part of the debate for both candidates, with at least one swing state poll showing that a majority of voters think that both Biden and Trump aren’t mentally fit for the job.
It’s a fun and fast-paced examination of where things stand at the moment, and where the fight for the White House will take us in the days ahead. You can stream the podcast in the window above, or find The War for the White House on your favorite podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.