Cornwall Ontario – I watched the debate between US Presidential candidates Hilary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump.
It was not the reality show gore fest that many were expecting. It wasn’t very entertaining or informative. I don’t think it ultimately will change the voter turn out or results. It did highlight a few things for this Canuck that went to school in the US, and considers the World’s greatest Super Power as a second home, and at times a first one.
Hilary has bigger hands than Trump.
Trump is not a seasoned experienced politician nor debater. He actually exceeded expectations with me except for the one exception where he rambled about 400 pound guys writing from their basements. That seemed odd as I’m sure that’s a demographic that is more likely to vote for Donald.
Hilary seemed to be spending so much time focusing on appearing Presidential than actually shredding Trump and improving her chance to actually get elected. For her to be so close to Trump in the polls is clearly a sign of weakness when it comes to her campaign.
Both candidates spoke to their people and stayed close to the messages.
What many are missing is that part of Trump’s appeal is to people who have been left out of the political system, and in 2016 there are an awful lot of those people, both Democrats and Republicans.
The Clinton attacks on Trump are actually helping Trump. His life is public mostly and there are very few surprises and secrets to roll while Clinton herself has had many revealed.
Compared to Mr. Bush Trump actually is articulate and proposes actual ideas. While many reasonable Americans probably wouldn’t agree with building fences along the Mexican border Trump is actually an elevation over Bush.
It’s sad that most visible minorities side with the Democrats as the days of Kennedy are long gone. The gun lobby should not be having the impact it’s having in this race.
All politicians lie. It’s how they get caught that nails them.
The sad part is that if these two are the best that the US can come up with to be head of state what does that say about the state itself?
When the United States has a cold Canada and other countries end up buying case loads of tissues. The result on this hot mess will lead in this writer’s opinion to some record purchases of 3 ply.
At the end of the day this election should be of concern to the entire World as it will effect us all.
What do you think my fellow Canucks? Who scares you more? Trump or Clinton?
The answer to the question of who won the first debate isn’t as relevant as to who lost. That answer sadly is all of us.
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