WMU-Cooley Law associate dean believes vice presidential debate will be 'more substantive'

Posted at 7:14 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 19:14:09-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The associate dean of WMU-Cooley Law school believes Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate will be “more substantive” than the presidential debate last week.

Tracey Brame says that because Kamala Harris and Mike Pence are representing their respective candidates, they should keep the debate relatively civil.

They’ll have to explain what distinguishes their candidates and moderator Susan Page will have to drive that discussion, Brame said.

“Both of them certainly know their positions very well and are very well-spoken,” Brame said. “Hopefully this debate, they won’t have to deal with so many insults and things going back and forth, but maybe more of a discussion about whatever the topics are.”

Time will tell whether this will end up being the most important vice presidential debate in history, but it “certainly has taken on a renewed significance than previous debates,” according to Brame.

That’s due in large part to President Donald Trump’s recent COVID-19 diagnosis and the fact that the two presidential candidates are the oldest in U.S. history.