Last night Monday, October 4, 2016, voters and citizens of the U.S. got to hear and see the Vice-Presidential candidates who will be running for office along side the Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
So what did we learn new? Were there any different viewpoints displayed between the vice-presidential candidates and their presidential running mates? Should we expect any “revelations during such a debate? Should the vice-presidential candidates have/show different opinions or viewpoints than the presidential candidate that he is “running with?”
Well, here’s the “take” by the:
New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/us/politics/vice-presidential-debate.html?_r=0
Finally, this website has some “background info on the vice-presidential candidiates: https://ballotpedia.org/Vice_presidential_candidates,_2016
We are entering the “home stretch” of the U.S. Presidential election, with (2) two more Presidential debates scheduled: October 9 and October 19.
And, whoever said that elections were boring??? The historians will have a field day writing about this one and just think, the “tweets” and emails alone will fill several volumes data!
Whatever the outcome of the election, how about we “come together” as a nation? E Pluribus Unum, out of many, one: http://www.greatseal.com/mottoes/unum.html
It’s the motto of the United States, I think we forget it once in a while.
Author’s Update, 106/2016: Found this posting at the Brookings Insitute and thought it might be of interest: How Kaine and Pence both fit the mold of a modern Vice President. ( https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2016/09/29/how-kaine-and-pence-both-fit-the-mold-of-a-modern-vice-president/)