Watching the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the first thing I was struck by was how different things were with a moderator who wasn’t part of Team Clinton. Chris Wallace is a Democrat, but he’s a journalist first and he went out of his way to keep things balanced and on a professional level. There was only one question he asked Trump that I felt was somewhat out of line, but we’ll get to that.
That’s a 180 degree change from the partisan presstitutes who ran the other debates, and while he won’t get any roses from the Left, he deserves congratulations for a job well done.
His greatest accomplish, I think, is that the country now has a pretty good idea of the directions each would take the country.
They can see the difference between Trump’s growing the pie and creating real growth as opposed to Hillary Clinton’s eat the rich formula ala’ Hugo Chavez.
They can see the difference between business as usual and real change.
They can see the change between hope and continued decline and despair.
Mrs. Clinton’s goal was to show Trump as unfit for office, dodge any tough questions thrown at her and stay erect for 90 minutes. She failed the first one, had very mixed results on the second that only worked because she outright lied about a number of things and wasn’t challenged. She managed the last one thanks to an unknown Dr. Feelgood.
Trump’s goal was to appear presidential, challenge Mrs. Clinton’s record and give Americans a sense of who he is and where he would take the country. I’d give him an acceptable score on the first and somewhat higher scores on the second and third.
If this was a boxing match, ten point system, I’d score it 6-4 Trump, maybe 7-3.
I think he would have scored better if he said the following: