PEOPLE WHO READ THIS BLOG . . . Read it because I say it as I see it, and what I saw last night at the Hofstra Debate was an Embarrassing Disaster. And I don’t write this lightly.
Let me tell you . . . that I stayed up till past 1:00 in the morning watching the rehash of the Debate. And then I stayed awake off and on for hours, writing this Editorial in my sleep, replaying in my mind how badly this Debate was handled from the start to the end by Trump.
And because I was so upset, I decided to keep my powder dry before writing the following, so that my passion wouldn’t obscure my reason. SO HERE IT IS.
When Trump ran against the Republican Candidates during the Primaries, in order to win the Nomination, he didn’t hold ANYTHING back . . . with a never-ending onslaught of INSULTS, INNUENDOS & DISTORTIONS against his opponents.
He called Rubio Little Marco, He constantly referred to Jeb Bush as Low Energy Jeb. And Ted Cruz was Lying Ted.
Trump even went so far as to INSINUATE that Ted Cruz’s Father was part of the JFK Assassination. And had no problem ATTACKING the appearance of Carly Fiorina’s Face, while during the same period, he DISPARAGED the wife of Ted Cruz, also because of her Looks.
AT THE TIME . . . DIDN’T TRUMP THINK – even for a second, that these people had Feelings, Wives, Husband, Brothers, Sisters and Children who were going to be highly offended and hurt by the horrible things he said? Or didn’t he care?
SO WHY ALL OF SUDDEN . . . did Trump decide to hold back, so as not to EMBARRASS CHELSEA CLINTON with the truth about her OVER SEXED Father, as Hillary Clinton savagely painted Trump as a SEXIST?
Could it be . . . because Chelsea Clinton – by Ivanka Trump’s own words, is her close friend, and also by Ivanka Trump’s own description . . . is really nice?
For a man who INSULTED his way to the TOP, and who has PROMISED repeatedly to decimate ISIS at any cost, even at the cost of “collateral damage” . . . in the likelihood of Massacring a HUGE number of Innocent Men Women And Children in the Process – that he would not hammer Hillary Clinton, so as not to embarrass her daughter, it really kind of makes you wonder about his judgment, and if he really does belong in the White House.
That said . . . TRUMP IS STILL OUR ONLY CHOICE, and whether I liked him from the outset or not. And no matter how I feel about his ABYSMAL performance last night (September 27, 2016), I will still support him, promote him, and RIDE with him all the way until the end, because he’s all we’ve got.
I can’t call her Crooked Hillary any longer, since Trump seems to have taken that off the table, because, when he had multiple opportunities to LAMBASTE her with this EXTREMELY APPROPRIATE MONIKER – he didn’t. So I guess neither should I.
BUT THAT ASIDE . . . Trump made some excellent points about Bringing Back Jobs to the USA. He enunciated his idea for Trade Deals. He showed a real contrast between how Hillary Clinton will raise TAXES, and he will raise INCOME. And he stood strong on LAW & ORDER.
In many ways . . . Trump did much of what he had to do, but missed a PLETHORA of opportunities to PUT HER AWAY, and as a result, he might have given the LEFT room to place DOUBT in the minds of those voters who are either on the FENCE, or might not go out to vote, because the Champion they thought they had in Trump, FIZZLED like an uncapped bottle of POP left open on the counter overnight.
It might just be my imagination, but the way I saw it . . . there were quite a few extended SOLO Camera views of Hillary Clinton while she was speaking, compared to NONE that I can remember for Donald Trump.
This might not seem like a Big Deal. But in a campaign of this nature, every Advantage is a Big Deal.
TRUMP ANSWERED YES . . . He (Trump) thought Lester Holt (the Moderator) did a good job. Maybe Trump was suffering from Debate PTSD, because as I saw it . . . Holt rarely questioned any of Clinton’s Facts, hardly – if ever interrupted her while she spoke, and allowed her to speak for what seemed go be an endless period of time.
ALSO – LESTER HOLT . . . NEVER ONCE questioned Clinton on her EMAILS, her LIES to Congress and her LIES to the American People. Or on her PROPAGANDA Video she claimed was responsible for the Benghazi Massacre, or Pay For Play that netted her and her husband more than a QUARTER OF A BILLION DOLLARS, or the Family Trust (Clinton Foundation) that has never been audited, which has taken in BILLONS of DOLLARS . . . from some Real Bad Actors.
And I don’t remember him once ever FACT CHECKING WHAT SHE SAID.
BUT . . . Holt didn’t for a second, hesitate to slam and try to Embarrass Trump on his Tax Returns, and then when Holt FACT CHECKED Trump on the issue of Stop & Frisk in NYC as being unconstitutional, where HOLT was as WRONG AS ACID RAIN, Hillary Clinton stood and watched like the Cheshire Cat that Swallowed the Canary, as Holt did her Dirty Work for Her.
WHILE IT IS TRUE . . . that HOLT was the THIRD PERSON IN THE DEBATE, and was constantly at Trump, that was NOT an excuse with which to stop Trump from HAMMERING CLINTON on her LIES, LIES, & MORE LIES – But he didn’t do it, which he should have. It didn’t take a degree in Rocket Science to know enough to go after Clinton where she was most vulnerable.
But Trump didn’t do it, and that’s on Trump . . . NOT on Holt.
If Trump thinks he has a Friend in FOX News . . . he would do very well to think again. I watched the GLEE in Megyn Kelly’s Face, as she listened to the LEFTISTS she had on her show, as they CRAPPED all over Trump, even though she pretended to be Fair & Balanced.
I also watched FOX News Political Analysts, as they thoroughly enjoyed the telling of how Trump screwed everything up.
Outside of a few FOX News Hosts, who are either supportive or reasonable for Trump, which includes the Morning Show (Fox & Friends), followed by Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum, who generally are Fair & Balanced, sometimes Bill O’Reilly, all the time Sean Hannity and Judge Jeannine Pirro . . . for the most part, the rest just aren’t worth the Time of Day.
As for the rest of the Media, Print & Television – they are indeed the enemy.
THE WAY THAT I SEE IT . . . Too many people are busy telling Trump how to look and sound MORE Presidential. Too many people are telling Trump how to tone down his TONE, and what he shouldn’t say, so as not to feed the impression the LEFT is doing all they can to present him as a loose cannon, to the point that he is no longer the Candidate that made it as far as he already has.
And if after this horrible night last night . . . if he hopes to recover, he better be TRUMP, and he better not let anything like this happen again, or come January 2017 she will be called Madame President.
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Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov