It was 90 minutes of a highly prepared woman being shouted at by a completely unprepared man. It looked like she was humoring him the entire time. As close to “Well, there you go again…” as we’ll probably ever see.
She sounded smart, competent, calm and in control. He sounded like he had a massive sinus infection. In fact, there were so many sniffles that some wondered whether he was on cocaine. I thought he just picked a bad day to stop sniffing glue.
No one really changed their vote if they were already all-in with their candidate of choice. But what did undecided voters in swing states think?
Look, I have no idea what’s going to happen on November 8. It’s telling that a Trump presidency created a full-fledged Will and Grace reunion. It’s telling when there are stories about the debate saying we’ve seen this all before on Parks and Recreation. It’s telling when the cast and crew of the various properties in the Star Trek universe have teamed up for Trek Against Trump. It’s telling when comedians like Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers, and John Oliver are doing the work of news organizations.
However, to me it’s much more interesting that many conservative newspapers are endorsing Clinton. I mean for the first time ever the USA Today Editorial Board has taken a stance in a presidential race… unanimously against a Donald Trump presidency.
Additionally, the elaborate trap that Secretary Clinton laid out for Trump regarding Alicia Machado was breathtaking in its execution and follow-up. Trump’s 5AM Tweetstorm about Clinton and Machado showcases how easily he can be baited.
Again, I have no idea what’s going to happen on November 8. But after watching the debate, I’m sure of one thing… Donald Trump has no idea what he’s talking about and it was exposed.