The final debate

Well, we finally had the final debate of the 2016 election season.

I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda glad the debates are over, and not just because they make me stay up way past my bedtime.

But this debate was going to be a doozy no matter what. With the WikiLeaks revelations and Project Veritas’ explosive reports as background, there was no way this one wouldn’t have fireworks.

And, boy, did it.

Knowing what we know now, thanks to WikiLeaks, it’s impossible to watch Hillary in a debate without visualizing the army of campaign staff who worked day and night composing every single one of her answers.

Now that we know every word she utters is contained in a Debate Prep Book that her campaign people put together for her, it’s hard to take her seriously.

It’s like figuring out a magic trick, you know what I mean? Or seeing the strings that make it look like an actor is flying. Once you see how the Hillary Debate sausage is made, it exposes her as a fraud.

Hillary may have been the one doing the talking, but what we were hearing wasn’t her plans and policies.

Instead, we were hearing the plans and policies of her consultants, pollsters, marketing strategists and campaign staff.

When Hillary was answering the question about Mosul, I noticed she had to keep looking down at her lectern. Obviously, she was having to consult the bullet points her staff worked tirelessly on for the last several days.

She told some whoppers tonight.

Naturally when Chris Wallace brought up the content of her paid speeches, rather than address the content, Hillary went into the campaign-approved talking point about Russia hacking Americans to influence the election.

Hillary is great at deflection. She’s had over thirty years of experience at perfecting the art of “the buck stops over … there!”

When Trump pointed out that the only reason Obama is launching an attack on Mosul now after years of ignoring Iraq is to help Hillary get elected, Hillary acted like it was the most outrageous thing ever. Yet just moments earlier, Hillary claimed that Russia hacked John Podesta’s emails and gave them to WikiLeaks to help get Trump elected.

But I’m not surprised she didn’t notice the hypocrisy. After all, she is just repeating all the talking points her campaign staff put together for her.

I think Trump won this final debate. Here’s why.

Trump was subdued, but relentless. Though at times he defended himself against attacks, he never was defensive. There’s a difference.

He took the fight to Hillary. As a result, Hillary was defensive.

It probably didn’t help her that she looked tired and out of it. Too many late nights memorizing her debate script I guess.

I don’t know if the meds they put her on were too strong or what, but she seemed bleary-eyed and half asleep most of the time. This made it really easy for Trump to throw her off script.

And knowing that Hillary is so blindly dependent on her debate script, being thrown off script is the worst thing that could happen to her.

It got to the point where Hillary was just randomly spitting out pre-written hit lines provided by her staff whether they fit into the moment or not.

I thought it was great when, after one of her burped out attack lines, Trump said, “Such a nasty woman.”


I laughed out loud at that.

When Hillary went into her riff about what a horrible man Trump is, her impassioned moral high ground was so canned and scripted, she came off sounding ridiculous.

When she sanctimoniously attacked Trump for the violence at his rallies, that was more than I could take. I was screaming at the screen.

Not that I needed to. Trump called her out on it. When he pointed out that Project Veritas proved the violence at his rallies was funded by the DNC and her own campaign I actually clapped and cheered.

Trump was not afraid to hit her hard. And he did. He hit her on the emails, her lies to Congress and to the FBI. He went after her about her foreign policy failures and her con job in Haiti.

Trump was like a prosecutor hammering the defendant. Point by point, he laid out the case against Hillary Clinton. It was masterful.

He got her on the ropes and he kept her there.


When she wasn’t looking like she was nodding off, Hillary just kept falling back on her staff-prepared attack lines.

If I didn’t dislike her as much as I do, I might have felt sorry for her.

Trump was passionate and engaged. He was unfiltered and honest.

Hillary was overly scripted and as robotic as always.

The only way Team Clinton could have won tonight was if Hillary succeeded in reducing Trump to a babbling, incoherent loudmouth.

She failed.

Unlike in the first debate where Trump took the bait and let Hillary get to him, he refused to play her game. He hit her back twice as hard and landed on every single weakness this woman has.

And this woman has a hell of a lot of weaknesses.

If anybody got defensive and thin-skinned tonight, it was Hillary.

The truth is, the Clintons aren’t used to having somebody call them out on their corrupt bullshit. And every single time Trump did, Hillary was rocked back on her heels.

There were several occasions when I knew Trump landed a direct hit. Those were the moments Hillary just kept reciting her scripted answers even after Chris Wallace began asking Trump the next question.

The bottom line is this. Hillary Clinton has no ideas except the ones her battalion of staff have drilled into her head. The only thing that’s clear is she intends to continue the failed policies of Barack Obama. Everything she touted is exactly what has gotten us into this mess to begin with.

Donald Trump succeeded in not only making the case for himself, but making the case against Hillary Clinton.

All Hillary managed to do was remain upright (but bleary-eyed) while mindlessly parroting the lines written for her by a squadron of campaign staffers.

It really was no contest.

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7 thoughts on “The final debate

  • October 20, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Take that, Never Trumpers! The Donald proves once again he’s the right man for the job.

  • October 20, 2016 at 1:37 am

    To me, the most scripted and artificial part of her spiel, was when she compared the timeline of her last 30 years and Trump’s. It might have worked as a 30 second spot with an announcer, but it came across as terribly phony with her doing a cold read. Not natural. Too “cute”.

  • October 20, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Excellent summation, Madame.

    • October 20, 2016 at 11:26 am

      Dittos Mr Thorne

  • October 20, 2016 at 11:38 am

    One more thing, that contrived smile of hers looked like a self-induced trigger to stay awake, or at least remain lucid.

  • October 20, 2016 at 11:43 am

    “When Hillary was answering the question about Mosul, I noticed she had to keep looking down at her lectern. ”

    Lots of comments about that and other similar incidents last night. Maybe too many people noticed her Podium Teleprompter last time, and her team decided it was too risky to use again. Harder to read script off a page than a nice little backlit screen. Or maybe her levadopa tolerance made her meds less effective, and her vision was impaired.

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