Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3308, September 27th, 2016


Going to the candidate’s debate,
Laugh about it, shout about it…..
Any way you lose…..
Simon & Garfunkel

The long awaited debate was last night between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In reality it was a hybrid. Trump gave his campaign speech in various forms. Clinton articulated her agenda and didn’t take any Trump bait.
In a way it was the battle of the vocabularies. Trump used words like “disaster”, “weak”, “terrible”, “a mess” all the old stand bys that say both everything and nothing. Clinton gave answers that had a beginning, a middle and an end.
Trump went off the rails at 9:16PM and never really got back on track. He interrupted Clinton about 25 times and she held her ground. At the end of the night, the spinners were out in full force. Even Donald Trump!!!!
The instant polls of debate watchers showed that 55% of those polled think Trump can’t handle the Presidency. Clinton won the debate 62% to his 27%. On the understanding of the issues, Clinton got 68% while Trump got 27%.
All in all a good night for Clinton. But polls on debates don’t win a Presidency. Trump is still even in some battle ground states and both are going to have a very close battle. On WBRE TV last night I said that 85% of the Republican voters for Trump will go for him and 85% of the Democrats will vote for Clinton. A narrow lane exists for undecided and independent voters and they are all in the battle ground states.
Despite some of Trump’s outlandish claims, like “Hillary Clinton has been supporting ISIS her entire adult life” (Hillary graduated college in 1969 and ISIS was a force then??) Trump supporters will back him. Earlier in the evening WBRE TV’s Kelly Choate did a story about a debate watch party involving King’s College students. More than a quarter said they’d support Trump.

Bottom line, on polling Clinton won. But it was a draw. Clinton won on substance, Trump on theater. Bad theater but his base won't care.
The voters will have to decide if they want a show or a government.


At 6:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 100% NOT voting Trump.
Hillary won, but still doesn't have my vote.
Even though Hillary won hands down, she still does not inspire, for me, confidence.
I am still leaning towards not voting for either candidate, but voting republican for house and senate.

At 1:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:53, both candidates do indeed suck. The only good thing is neither appears healthy enough to be president for more than one term, so we will only have to survive four years of either the a-hole.

At 6:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to see Trump win, not because I like him, but because it will make Steve Corbett's bum ticker give out on the air.

At 7:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord help us all. We've got one to shit on and one to cover it with! Even the Independents are lousy choices. Anyone have a smart monkey out there looking for a job?

At 11:28 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

I want to see Trump win, not because I like him, but because it will make Steve Corbett's bum ticker give out on the air.


Well that's a reason and a half. Not! Corbett's ticker can take that and then some although I am not a medical professional. However if Trump does win, Corbett and other news journalists will have to becom entertainment reporters to cover Trump. Or maybe just ignore him until he gets bored and quits.

At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

I really can't wait for this election to be over.

These 2 God awful candidates, and their supporters, have brought out the worst in human nature.

There is no discussion of issues, only of personalities, insults and innuendo.

There is no vision of hope, only despair.

There is no talk of what we can do to make a better tomorrow, only what went wrong yesterday.

There is no theme of a shinning city on the hill, a new day in America, a bridge to a new century or hope and change.... the theme of this election is I am not him or her.

National surrogates from Michael Savage to Lawrence O'Donnell, as well as local surrogates from Steve Corbett to Bob Bolus, only articulate a message full of hatred - hatred not only for the candidates, but vile insults, demeaning dialogue and intense hatred directed at the supporters of each.

No matter the victor in November, the loser has already been declared. That loser is the humanity of so many.

At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well said. Not only do the candidates and their supporters make no convincing argument to vote for them, they have turned off many people that actually may have voted.
Since I don't think either candidate will be good for the country, and I don't think either will be worse than the other, I am abstaining this presidential election cycle.
Perhaps, what this country needs is an enema; so be it.


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