Joe Biden’s messaging for the past several months has been consistent – focusing on the coronavirus pandemic and the economy as he’s tried to turn the election into a referendum of President Trump's handling of the crisis.
It’s a contrast to the President, who has waged multiple lines of attacks on Biden to try to find something that will stick.
One of the challenges for Biden tonight is to not get bogged down in the directions President Trump might try to take this debate – including those personal attacks on his family.
One tactic Biden used during that first debate that he’s expected to repeat again tonight is looking directly into camera as he makes his case.
These were moments that the Biden campaign feels worked well for Biden last time around as he looked to connect with voters at home.