TN Politics: Does Civility Matter In the Midterms?

Oct 5, 2018

"I had one beer!" shouted President Trump, in imitation of Christine Blasey Ford, who could recall some but not all of the details of her alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Last Tuesday, two very different political events took place in the Midsouth, both in style and substance. A Tennessee gubernatorial debate at the University of Memphis found Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean politely touting their policies on education, crime, healthcare and more. 

Later that evening, President Donald Trump appeared in Southaven, Miss., where he mocked an alleged victim of sexual assault. Political analyst Otis Sanford is among those who view Trump's performance and the continued polariation of the left and right as a nadir in American politics.