Thread to discuss the 2020 Presidential Debates. Here’s one thing I’d say first.The one big problem I have is that the moderators will make assumptions of both candidates that are not warranted. For example, moderators will likely assume that both candidates will operate in good faith, have a reasonable respect for truth and facts and also have a healthy sense of shame that would prevent them from brazen lies and fabrications. They would assume that both candidates respect, value, and understand the U.S. Constitution and key democratic processes, institutions, and norms. If these assumptions do not apply to one of the candidates, then none of the other normal policy questions matter in my view–or they matter much, much less. This is a “do not pass go” matter. If there is overwhelming, compelling evidence that these assumptions don’t apply to one of the candidates, moderators must spend a lot of time exploring this–in order to inform voters.