Tuesday, September 27, 2016
WILL THIS BE THE SUPER BOWL OF DEBATES, OR THE BEST EPISODE OF THREE STOOGES EVAH?
Trump beat Hillary on the Economy and on Foreign Affairs. She dug in on her experience in negotiating the Iran treaty. That was a lose for her. She dug in on her need to tax and spend. That is a lose for her.
Trump did VERY VERY POORLY on the issue of Race. He was served up a big possible win there, and he did not explain his experience with the Mar-A-Lago Country Club in Palm Beach, FL, where HE INSISTED ON INCLUDING BLACKS AND JEWS AS MEMBERS at a time when such open membership was not nearly as common as it is today.
The fact that he did so poorly in framing what should have been an easy win for him is very sad. He is going to get HAMMERED mercilessly on race for the next three weeks.
The only thing Trump has on his side when it comes to race (in the aftermath of his poor performance on this subject) is the fact that the American people, in general, are entirely sick of the subject.
In total, Trump won with his people. Hillary won with the media. We can only hope that the media OVERPLAYS IT'S HAND. They probably will.
The one good thing Trump did in this debate is mention the swing states and their issues repeatedly. He won himself one or two swings states tonight.
That is HUGE.