Debate: The Real Result = 0
The first debate of the general election is in the can. And as I warned repeatedly, in the book and here, all the felon had to do was talk. She could have recited nursery rhymes. She may as well have since ALL of her points were general socialist crap the left has been shoveling for decades mixed in with the pretense of economic understanding.
I said on FB last night that by morning CNN would declare Clinton the debate winner and FOX would say Trump won. Well, I just watched CNN and despite showing four polls to one with Trump as the winner, CNN says the felon won. At FOX, their own focus group has Clinton winning overwhelmingly and FOX says that Trump won. Go figure.
The fact is nobody WON last night and the viewers, who hoped to see something significant, lost. Hillary spent the evening doing her best more-of-the-same routine in front of a nation, 75% of whom think we are headed to hell on a rocket sled. So Hillary didn't win - she just didn't lose.
Except for one moment, Trump was left to repeat the same, tired, tangential blather he always uses when he is not on teleprompter. He did nail it on TPP for two reasons: First it is 100% true the Hillary Clinton was totally in the bag for TPP until she saw Trump polling through the roof by being against it. She immediately flipped. The second reason he scored is because the tangents he swung through happened to be on topic, so he sounded good.
But basically the Donald that I, the media and BJ Bill's wife have expected since last year showed up last night and made a hash of the debate.
Make no mistake. While I am no fan of Trump and warned against his nomination, I am even more an anybody-but-Clinton advocate. But Trump just did not rise to the occasion last night. He isn't capable of doing so. He missed so many opportunities (cyber security, Benghazi, Syria, economic growth, the Clinton Slush Fund) to slap that silly grin off her face that I was left yelling the lines and ranting to my buddy Dale via IM.
But again, Trump didn't lose, he just passed on too many opportunities to walk away stronger.
The Trump cult is intact. The rubes who think "mommy government" should continue to change their diapers are still pulling for Hillary. And 60% of us are left to continue to shake our heads and wonder how these two could possibly have been nominated.
I've said it before. Gary Johnson is a dorky guy. But he is a successful, two-term governor dork. He can also form complete sentences. If for no other reason but bringing an actual argument to the debate, we need him on that stage. Hell, Johnson might be the catalyst that keeps Trump on message. He'll certainly be a foil against the kind of Clinton pablum which has dominated the left since 1968. He is up to 13% in recent polls. Let's get him over 15% just to shake things up. Just click here.
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