Some Political Bashing Can Backfire!
Ah, political strategy. It's a tricky thing. You make your plans based on what you know for sure and what your best guesses might be. And then you execute your plan. Three things can happen. It doesn't move the needle--no affect. It works like a charm and you succeed. Or, it can backfire and blow up in your face doing more harm than good.
You can apply that to last night's first Presidential debate. Could you detect a strategy by either candidate? Did either candidate succeed? Was there a backfire based on strategy that didn't work?
You no doubt have your opinion based on your expectations of the event.
Outside of the debate, there is a bit of a political backfire going on according to The Week on line.
Jess McIntosh has first hand experience. She was involved in a digital ad aimed against President Trump for the clearing out protesters in Lafayette Square during the George Floyd protests. A follow up on the campaign indicated no minds about Trump or the demonstrations were changed.