It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
Raise your hand if you watched the debate this week between current Vice President Mike Pence and Vice President hopeful Kamala Harris. I did. It was a lot less fractious and raucous than the first (and maybe only) debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Still, Pence often exceeded his allotted time, talking over his opponent and ignoring the moderator’s pleas for him to stop.
So which candidate won the debate? Well, overall I think Kamala won. She was able to effectively layout the Trump administration’s failures, especially on the coronavirus pandemic, while Pence was stuck defending the largely indefensible.
But the real winner was the fly that landed on Pence’s head and stayed there for two minutes.Pence ignored the fly, which could probably serve as an apt metaphor for Pence and the Trump administration. Everyone watching at home saw the fly. We all knew it was there and even Pence couldn’t have ignored it out of existence. But ignore it he did.
So this week’s winner of Who Won the Week is the fly that landed on Mike Pence’s head, reminding us of the many truths that the Trump administration has asked the American people to ignore.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?