How are They Preparing for the Debate?
Both candidates are currently preparing – naturally enough – for their own upcoming vice presidential debate, but at the same time, they will be closely reviewing the outcome of the first Trump/Clinton clash. The Hill reports that Washington lawyer Robert Barnett will be playing the role of Mike Pence during Tim Kaine's practice for the debate.
According to the Associated Press, the surprising choice to play Tim Kaine for Mike Pence's debate practice sessions was Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Whether Walker was able to convincingly portray a Democratic candidate is unknown, but it seems unlikely.
Many people overlook the vice presidential debate, considering it unimportant and even dull. But as interesting as the first presidential debate buildup has been, the vice presidential debate has the potential to be equally important. Especially in the event – and it's happened several times – that the vice president has to assume the office and responsibilities of commander-in-chief.
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