Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Who Won the Debate?



Did you watch the debate last night? I did with about one hundred million other people.

Who won the debate? My immediate reaction was that Hillary won the debate because she was better prepared.  Donald Trump was clearly unprepared and ran out of gas after the first ten minutes.  He retreated to his, sometimes, nonsensical answers.  He interrupted, made faces and generally reinforced the notion that he was temperamentally unprepared to be president. 

But you know what folks?  I don't think there will be a significant change in the polls after this debate.  And certainly he didn't lose any of his supporters.  They know their candidate.  And they accept him as he is.

I took off work last night to watch the debate uninterrupted.  I didn't waste my time.

God! Would't you like to read their minds during this handshake?



20 comments:

  1. I agree - it certainly didn't change any minds and if you didn't know who you were voting for you still don't today.

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    1. Didn't change my mind Melissa.
      Ron

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  2. I don't think debates are nearly as important as the media would have us believe. As you said, I doubt if the polls will have any significant change.

    The responses were supposedly timed - but to me it seemed that Hillary was allowed much more time to talk than Trump. She mainly bashed him on personal issues which had little to do with the presidency. In my opinion Trump was much too subdued - - trying to be polite. He had many opportunities to cream her (so to speak).

    Neither of them won and nothing was accomplished.

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    1. Jon,
      The debates are great entertainment. Dan Quayle got creamed big time (which I watched live) and yet he was still elected Vice President.
      Ron

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  3. All I know is that we, the American people, LOST, due to the level of corruption in both these parties.
    Pathetic.

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    1. You got that right slug.

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  4. Anonymous9:05 AM

    The debate proved that Hillary Clinton has been a career politician for 26 years. Of course she was prepared for the debate. But can she run a country? Absolutely not!
    What has she accomplished for the people in 26 years?
    Nothing.
    And you're going to vote for a do-nothing career politician?
    Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
    That stupidity has kept people like Hillary in office.
    Good luck with that.

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    1. Anonymous11:07 PM

      Oh Cindi, Cindi, Cindi ..... http://thriftysixty.blogspot.ca/

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  5. I could not bring myself to watch it thou I followed on Twitter. What still scares me is if you know one talk to a friend that's a Trump supporter. A glaze comes over their eyes as they go to his defense.

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    1. Roger,
      I know exactly what you mean! I live around a lot of Trump supporters and you're right about the "glaze" that comes over their eyes when they go to his defense. What scares me is that some of these people are otherwise reasonably intelligent people. How can they let themselves be conned by Trump, who is an obvious con man?
      Ron

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  6. An aside to 'anonymous': being the First Lady of both a state & the country does not necessarily count toward one's political resume. Nancy Reagan certainly wasn't in gov't & neither was Rosalynn Carter.
    I think Trump doubling down on his insulting women, saying one in particular 'deserved it' serves the political discourse not one bit. However, we all know how ludicrous the man is, so his behavior was hardly a surprise.

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    1. Bea,
      Trump has no moral character. He is unfit on so many levels to serve as president of this country. His latest, doubling down on his comments on the former Miss Universe gaining weight, proves again that he has no moral character.
      Ron

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  7. Anonymous7:06 PM

    Trump didn't pay federal taxes for 2 years! My working class ideals can not support his lifestyle. I was shocked on his past treatment of woman. Clinton spoke of the issues. Trump's juvenile air makes her presidential wisdom soar. Morning in America has become the evening of the debate.

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  8. Anonymous7:21 PM

    I'm sorry Mr. Trump. Your 2 years of not paying federal taxes does not compensate for my 1 vote. Hillary paid her taxes, Trump deported his taxes.

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  9. Ron: I/m an outsider but this election reminds me of how Rob Ford was elected in Toronto as mayor. The other candidates were polished and poised but Ford had his finger on the pulse of what the emotion of the city was feeling at the time. But I love democracy for that very freedom to vote for what you believe is right.
    Pat

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    1. Pat,
      Trump appeals to that part of our electorate that has felt left out and now is their chance to give the Establishment the Finger. I understand that but we have to get serious and elect an serious person president, even if she is part of the Establishment. Throwing the baby out with the wastewater isn't going to solve anything and for sure Trump doesn't care about the average person. He's on the cusp of playing the biggest con of his life and he's enjoying the hell out of it.
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  10. I'm glad I could watch the broadcast on Twitter live. My grandson Zayn had a football game and I took him. My two biggest concerns are... Our nuclear weapons being under safe control and jobs creation. I enjoyed the debate and did some fact checking myself. My mind has not changed. I'm ready and waiting for Election Day to cast my vote.

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    1. Gabrielle,
      My mind isn't changed either. But I did enjoy the debate and am looking forward to the next two.
      Ron

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  11. I was not planning to watch, but I did. After the first 10 minutes I was hooked.

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    1. David,
      You have to admit Trump is entertaining. I'll give him that.
      Ron

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