The TL;DR version of the story is that because President Trump is a hissing feral cat who will say anything to get under Joe Biden’s skin, some argue that the Democratic presidential nominee must keep his anger in check at their Tuesday debate in Cleveland. The key quote came from John Morgan, a Florida trial lawyer and major Biden donor: “When you go at [Biden’s] family, he becomes hotter than hell, which is part of the thing I worry about,” Morgan said. “I think what Biden has to be careful about is not letting his Irish temper blow when that happens.”

Biden should ignore this guy — and anyone else who adheres to this defeatist posture. As I’ve written before, Biden is never more clear, direct or impassioned than when he focuses on the disaster that is Trump and the moral authority of the office. Those issues should be front and center on the debate stage at Case Western Reserve University.