The 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

Oct 8, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Wednesday engaged in a largely civil discussion of issues in their first and only debate appearance before the November 3 election.

The candidates did spar, albeit more politely, over the administration’s response to the pandemic, the economy, health care and climate change.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the dynamics and strategies of the 2020 vice presidential debate.


  • Philip Bump, national political reporter, The Washington Post
  • Wendy Smooth, associate professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies and political science, The Ohio State University
  • Genevieve Wood, senior advisor, The Heritage Foundation