Tag: 2016 Debate

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Hello again.  So I’ll get right to it: ‘ol CDH is asking for advice.  For the last month or so I’ve been part of a “Candidate Forum” for 1090 AM WBAL Radio in Baltimore.  This mostly involves receiving a call from the morning radio program (the “C4 Show”) and answering questions about the latest developments […]

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Not sure if winners or losers matter at this point, so I ask a different question. What did you learn tonight (other than what wine goes best with a debate. Thanks @docjay). I learned that the Russians hacked darn near every server in the country, except for the Clinton’s private email server, as there is […]

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In the next debate ask Juanita Broaddrick to sit in the audience with two (or more) hefty bodyguards to protect her. Ask her to stare at Hillary during the whole debate. If the news media do not cover her presence (this could be ascertained by you during the debate by a cue from one of your team […]

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Mr Trump, Madame Secretary, a majority of Americans find neither one of you acceptable as a choice for president. For most Americans, the two of you represent the worst candidates ever put forth by the major political parties. Now, it may be easy to forget this when you are standing in front of a cheering […]

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As with previous debates, political junkies and Luntz focus groups think Trump got crushed. Some are again sure we’ve finally passed #PeakTrump. Trump was dull, annoying, wrong, and rude. He missed some hanging curve balls. In an unexpected twist, Trump seemed sick and tired while Hillary was hale and hearty. Preview Open

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The First Presidential Debate

 

Not since Godzilla fought King Kong have people so anticipated the confrontation between a radioactive lizard and a brutish ape. The first presidential debate was billed to me by various news sources as the culmination of the campaign a TV event that could rival and surpass the Super Bowl. Naturally I was curious to see it, and like some people who watch NASCAR I was secretly hoping to see something (or in this case someone) crash and burn. I think my first and overall impression of the debate was that while at times spicy it really seemed very conventional overall. So if you didn’t see it, but have kept up with the news of the campaign you aren’t going to see anything new by watching it. Save yourself the 1.5 hours. That said I will go into a more detailed set of impressions about this debate.

First off, I would just like to put my cards on the table here. I am one of those scurrilous people who for a lack of a better term is a NeverTrumper. I don’t like the guy or his policies. I also don’t like Hillary Clinton and I have no plan to vote for her. In fact right now I am likely to vote for no one for president (or maybe Evan McMullin if he is on the ballot in IL, but then again I repeat myself). A recent post by @claire asked us what if anything Trump or Hillary could say at this debate that would change my mind to vote for them. Well whatever that thing was none of them said it. As is my wont I will break this down by the two candidates and give you my impressions of each and how they did.