Wednesday night we were all treated to the third and, mercifully, last presidential debate for this election cycle. The audience at UNLV got to witness first hand a couple of weak candidates spend more time jousting with each other and selling us on how bad the other candidate was, rather than presenting those pesky, annoying things called facts. For Donald Trump, he needed to not just hold his own but to score some definitive knockout blows in this debate. From my vantage point, while he did make some good points, it was far less than what was necessary in order to bridge the gap with Hillary Clinton. In fact, after this debate showing, Republicans down the ballot have reason to worry, as Trump could very well be the albatross that brings down not only the GOP hopes of recapturing the Oval Office, but in fact loses them their present majority in the House and, with it, Paul Ryan’s job as Speaker.
Some of the highlights, as observed from my couch last night:
All in all it was a fitting coda to the schedule of debates. But I am still left with that feeling, like when you go out to dinner and feel the meal was overpriced, and the service wasn’t that good – is that really it? Are these the best people we could possible come up with to lead our nation? Here’s hoping that going forward we, as voters, pay more attention to politics than the sports and reality TV. If we can do that, we will have a much better crop of candidates to choose from.
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