If Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas gets his way (good luck with that) those who are tired of the presidential campaign will have a bit less of it to endure. In a Thursday post, Kos, arguing that “there is nothing to be gained from [next Wednesday’s] third and final presidential debate,” urged the powers that be to cancel it.
“Trump has made very clear his closing pitch—insane conspiracy theory mixed with bizarre attacks on Bill Clinton,” wrote Kos. “He’s demonstrated (along with his running mate) that he has no interest in dealing with ‘truth’ and ‘reality.’ Tallying up his comments in the second debate, he likely said more lies (33!) than truths. You cannot debate a pathological liar. The rules of the contest assume a certain level grasp of reality that are no longer present on the Republican side.”
Another debate, Kos indicated, would just compound the damage Trump has done (bolding added):
What would people see in a debate? Clinton trying to retain her dignity next to your worst drunk asshole uncle? That does nothing to serve democracy. In fact, it cheapens it.
People have all the information they need to make their decisions. Pull the debate.