There's no Constitutional requirement to debate. There is a core belief they will be a disaster for Biden. Possibly, we just can't know until they happen. Still, there is both rumors and strategies emerging for Biden to avoid them. Skipping them puts the campaign, and party if there is any difference at this point, in gambling mode- avoiding them will give a bad optic and participating could give a bad optic. Which will hurt the campaign chance for success more- debating or not debating? They are running out of time to decide.
I predict the decision and impact will be part of campaign strategies for years to come.
Lol @ assuming both are not complete fucking morons.
If they skip the debates the real winner will be our collective sanity.
The debates would only hurt Biden more because Republicans don't give a shit what Trump says, where there is somewhat more common sense on the "leaning Biden" side that knows bullshit when they see it.
Mind you the few people that actually accounts for probably are not voting for Biden, more so voting against Trump. So, a wash perhaps?