Monday on The Chad Hasty Show, GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak joined Chad to talk about the upcoming Presidential and Vice Presidential debates and candidate preparations for the events.

Mackowiak talked about Donald Trump's preparations and how Trump needs to perform to keep his campaign alive in the next debate which takes place Sunday night, October 9, 2016.

While discussing the Vice Presidential debate, which takes place Tuesday, October 4 between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine, Mackowiak said:

Pence is going to be very, very disciplined on Tuesday night. I have high expectations for him. He's not a Marco Rubio-level communicator, but he's pretty good. He has a [Ronald] Reagan quality to the way that he communicates, and he does it with sunny optimism and a smile on his face.

Listen to the entire interview with Matt Mackowiak in the video above.

Matt Mackowiak is a political commentator, syndicated columnist, and is the co-founder of the bipartisan political news blog Must Read Texas.

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