Both said what they came to say, and not one jot more. Both evaded several hard questions, such as how they would handle changes in abortion laws, if the Supreme Court rules force some changes.

‘I’m glad you asked about baseball, Susan, because the American people love sports. And the sport they really love is football. That’s what’s on their mind now.’

That’s how they answered questions. If they had a prepared answer about football, that’s the answer they gave.

That meant Pence never explained how a second Trump term would handle pre-existing medical conditions and Harris never renounced a court-packing scheme. We did learn she admires Abraham Lincoln.