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North Central College dean interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago

Oct 27, 2020

Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo discussed the expectations for the final presidential debate

The final presidential debate took place on Thursday, October 22 and the two candidates faced off to convince voters one final time about their platforms. Moderator Kristen Welker chose six topics to focus on during the debate: fighting the coronavirus, race in America, national security—which was not covered in the other debate—climate change and leadership and American families.

Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed with FOX 32 Chicago about what voters could expect to hear ahead of the debate.

“I will say that both have a lot on the line,” said Dr. Caliendo. “The president has to try to convince folks that he is still the right choice and that if the plan he put forward that attracted people to him four years ago isn’t finished and he has more work to do and if you want to stay on that path, you should elect him. Vice president Biden, of course, has a commanding lead, not only in the national polls but in many of the battleground states, in states that Hilary Clinton struggled in four years ago, but he has been pressured not to make the mistake, he needs to look presidential.”

Click here to watch the full interview on FOX 32 Chicago.