I'm not sure how many Canadians have been paying attention to the 2020 federal election debates south of the border. For me it's become somewhat of a guilty pleasure. Yes, I am interested in how they are going to address each topic of the debate and whether or not they will respect the moderator. Those aspects of the debate are not as important to me as what happens after the debates.
I have become overly focused on what happens as the spouses approach the candidates once the debate is officially over. Who could possibly be a better endorsement of a presidential candidate than a spouse?
After tonight's debate I observed the current First Lady approaching her husband rather stiffly, then positioning herself beside him as if she were a robot or a prop. It almost makes me wonder if it was rehearsed. It seems to be designed as something she is supposed to do. Not something she actually wants to do.
Certainly, any hand holding would have had to have been pre-negotiated. How many times have we seen her publicly slap his hand away? There is no warmth .... no truth ... to their relationship. They just seem to be performing some scripted role.
Then, there's how the future First Lady approached her husband. Full on. Arms open. She is still very much in love with her husband. There is no hesitation in her expressions of affection toward her husband. There is no pretense.
If we were to base the outcome of the upcoming election on the body language of the spouses - (They know the candidate better than anyone else!) - I'd say that the wives that took to that stage tonight made it abundantly clear who should be the next President of the United States. They left no question as to who is the better man. #Biden2020