When Allahpundit wrote about the 2nd presidential debate earlier today it already seemed doubtful it was going to happen. The Debate Commission had called for a virtual debate and Trump was pushing for an in-person debate instead. After all the back and forth today the bottom line is that it’s not going to happen:
“On October 8, CPD announced that for the health and safety of all involved, the second presidential debate, scheduled for October 15 in Miami, would be conducted virtually,” the CPD said in a statement, officially announcing the cancellation of the debate. “Subsequently, the campaigns of the two candidates who qualified for participation in the debate made a series of statements concerning their respective positions regarding their willingness to participate in a virtual debate on October 15, and each now has announced alternate plans for that date.”
“It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential debate scheduled for October 22,” the CPD added.
The Biden camp quickly put out a statement saying President Trump was trying to duck questions from voters: