The vice-presidential debate is typically a yawn fest. But on Wednesday night the American people better stay awake when Vice President Mike Pence and his Democratic challenger, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, take the stage. This VP debate could be the most important one ever.Beginning in 1976, the vice-presidential debate has never moved the needle of presidential politics much — let alone carried a campaign to victory. The nation’s focus has always been on the two candidates at the top of the tickets — Republican President Trump and Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming election.
If you watched Trump and Biden debate each other last week, you saw a train wreck in which both candidates lacked gravitas. They missed easy questions and spent the night squabbling — confirming many of the biggest concerns of many voters.