At the conclusion of the debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Biden running mate Kamala Harris, many were curious to see what Fox News host and first Presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace would have to say.
While his words were measured, Wallace praised Harris for achieving what he considered to be her debate goal – to appear “presidential” and qualified to be “a heartbeat away from the presidency.”
Wallace said “I think going into tonight, the Biden campaign had one concern, and it wasn’t whether or not Kamala Harris was going to be sufficiently likable. It was whether or not people were going to be able to at the end of the night to envision her as being a heartbeat away from the presidency, which she in terms of her knowledge, command of the facts, her policy, would she seem presidential?”
He added “and I don’t think she did anything at all tonight to disqualify herself in that sense.”
“So, if they came into the night leading, I think they left the night, the Biden campaign, did with the lead,” Wallace concluded.