Presidential Candidates Hunker Down For Final 67 Days Before Election

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(¬†Sixty-seven days. That’s how long remains between today and the highly-anticipated 2020 presidential election on November 3.

Now that both the Republicans and Democrats have concluded their multi-day national conventions, the focus shifts to the warp-speed-like rush through the final stretch.

In the concluding speech of the Republican National Convention Thursday night, President Donald Trump shined an optimistic picture of what America has been under his tenure. At the same time, he continued to hammer home his thoughts on Biden being a puppet for the more radical wing of the Democratic Party.

As Trump said:

“We have spent the last four years reversing the damage Joe Biden inflicted over the last 47 years. At no time before have voters faced a clearer choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies or two agendas.”

On the contrary, the agenda of this Democratic ticket “is the most extreme set of proposals ever put forward by a major party nominee.”

One of the central themes of the RNC this week was how Democratic leaders of cities and states throughout the country have led to violence, looting, rioting and arson in the wake of police shootings of Black men. Republicans have consistently denounced the rioting that has occurred following the peaceful protests, and have laid blame on Democrats for allowing it to happen.

On Thursday night, a pre-recorded message from Kristi Noem, the governor of South Dakota, was played during the convention. She said American cities have been “overrun by violent mobs.” The blame for this lies with “Democrats and their radical supporters.”

She continued:

“It took 244 years to build this great nation. But we stand to lose it in a tiny fraction of that time if we continue down the path taken by the Democrats and their radical supporters.

“Democrat-run cities across this country are being overrun by violent mobs. The violence is rampant. There’s looting, chaos, destruction and murder.”

Democrats were quick to attack Trump and Republicans following the conclusion of the RNC. A lot of people took to Twitter to criticize the speeches and the lack of focus on the coronavirus pandemic.

Tom Perez, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, tweeted:

“Another week of Donald Trump’s chaos, another million Americans filing for unemployment. Trump’s recession has now caused 23 consecutive weeks of more Americans filing unemployment claims than any week during any previous recession.”

The coronavirus pandemic, the overall economy and the social unrest around the country are likely to be some of the key topics of the first presidential debate, which is scheduled to take place in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29.

This is typically the time when presidential candidates will hit the road for in-person campaign events across the country. Trump said he plans to still hold in-person campaign events, especially in the battleground states, starting after Labor Day. What these events will look like will depend a lot, of course, on state and local regulations as it relates to coronavirus restrictions.