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Live from the iconic Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, we gear up for the second Republican presidential primary debate tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 27, on Eastern It will take place at 9pm.
I’m Dana Perino. Stuart from FOX Business he’s one of the hosts tonight along with Mr. Barney and Ilia from Univision he’s the brilliant mind of Mr. Calderon.
After spending a week here at the Reagan Library, my first political memory from my freshman year is still fresh in my mind: the inauguration of our 40th president. The spirit of President Reagan, his vision of a shining city on a hill, his commitment to peace through force, is all here, helping to set the tone for Wednesday night’s event.
As moderators, we will focus on asking the strong questions that matter most to you, the American people. But it’s up to the candidate to make the case for why they’re the best person for the job.
Here’s a glimpse of what I’m thinking as we prepare. stage of discussion:
1. Record-breaking: Is life better than it was four years ago?
During the 1980 campaign, Ronald Reagan asked a fundamental question of the American people. “Is your life better than it was four years ago?”
The resounding answer is no, it wasn’t. Reagan went on to win that election, taking Jimmy Carter’s seat. Four years later, President Reagan asked the same question when running for re-election, and this time the American people answered with a resounding yes. He continued to defeat Democratic challengers and won 49 states for his reelection as president.
Fast forward. This week, President Biden broke his new record. It’s something you don’t want to miss. The most striking statistic for me from a recent poll is that a staggering 44% of Americans say their lives are no better off than they were four years ago, an ABC/Post poll. This was the worst result for any president in history. This is in line with the latest Fox News poll showing that only 35% of American voters approve of the way Mr. Biden is handling our economy.
On Wednesday night, Republican candidates shared their vision for a brighter future, aiming to convince Americans how they can live better lives than they do now.
2. Debate rules…
I’ve always been a person who strictly follows the rules, but sometimes the same can’t be said when you’re president. Candidates on the debate stage People who are desperate for a breakout moment.
One of the key pieces of advice I’ve shared with candidates is that if they’re all talking to each other, the viewers at home won’t hear them at all. There is great value in listening patiently and making a strong case at the right time. Let’s hope they keep this in mind tonight!
3. Differentiate between interview and debate questions
It’s important to distinguish between what constitutes a good interview question and what constitutes an appropriate question. good questions for debate.
If the moderator asks questions that all candidates agree on or that are easy to answer, that’s a good interview format.
The purpose of a debate is to showcase the contrasting ideas and opinions of the candidates.
So if you’re watching from home and wondering why certain topics weren’t covered, remember that candidates will be on Fox News to answer all your pressing questions. please.
4. Involve the next generation
Key campaign moments are a great way to bring people together and experience democracy in action. I encourage everyone to let their kids stay up late to watch the debate. Then, give them an opportunity to hear their thoughts afterwards.
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Often, nuggets of wisdom emerge from the fresh perspective of young people. Please let me know their reaction. I would like to hear their opinions.
5. Be humble and prepared.
As I prepared for Wednesday night’s debate, I remembered the advice of former White House press secretary Mike McCarry. He wisely advised me to stop, turn around, go back to the office and think again as I headed confidently and fully prepared to the press conference room. This is because you may have overlooked something important. That’s exactly what I’ll do until the discussion starts.
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So I look forward to meeting you as we put the American Dream squarely on the ballot and dig into the critical issues facing our country.
Together, let’s make this a night of lively debate, powerful ideas, and above all, the vibrant exercise of democracy that defines our great nation.
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