I think the point about Wallace rushing in to save Biden as Biden was “on the ropes”, or heading in that direction, is well taken. The point I clumsily attempted to make earlier was that Trump could have all but knocked Biden out last night and simply failed to fully connect on several occasions.
That said, Trump is a fighter and showed it - perhaps a bit too much. But Biden’s, “Hey, shut up, man”, was childish and demonstrated his inability to deal with frustration. Trump does need to make more of an issue of the pre-pandemic economy and it’s relevance to lifting the financial boat of all Americans, especially those on the lower end of the economic ladder/ minorities and the strengthening economic recovery underway. Tying Biden and his Party and supporters to the months-long rioting, looting and burning of businesses is a must; pointing out clearly that the rioters are NOT Trump voters, but Biden voters - and their mayhem has and is occurring exclusively in long-held Democrat cities. Finally, clearly and unequivocally denouncing extremist of any stripe is a must for Trump.
Finally, IMHO “journalists”/“news” anchors/media types in general should not be moderators of any debate. To be blunt about it, media bias is so rampant and destructive that I think there should be no moderator at all - each candidate should come with questions he/she wish to ask their opponent, set a time limit for the question and answer, the producer should cut the mic if the time limit is exceeded and let the candidates have at it.
Had last night’s debate been a prize fight one could honestly say Chris Wallace did a great Job as Joe Biden’s cut man and corner attendant.