I’m avoiding any of the actual facts and sticking to my impressions, since at this point this is really all that matters: Who APPEARED better. Not to mention that everybody is lying through their teeth anyway, though from all appearances Clinton moreso than Trump.
It was a draw, which means that Hilary just about clinched her victory. Trump had a couple of moments where he looked brilliant – his attacks on the Clinton Foundation landed VERY hard – and Clinton had her moments of brilliance. I’m thinking particularly of her response when Trump said he’d have to wait to decide if he’d accept the election results as legitimate. She pounced on him for it, and from a rhetorical standpoint, it was a hard punch. She made Trump look bad there.
Otherwise there were a few back and forth exchanges where it looked as if one candidate was about to dominate, and then the other candidate counterattacked successfully.
Trump’s “What a nasty woman” at the end was a mistake. Even I had to laugh at the absurdity of Donald Trump, of all people, making that comment.
So what do I think? The Hillslide cometh.
But then, the whole debate – the whole ELECTION – was 150% worth everything for that wonderful moment where Trump asked Clinton to give all of her money back to Saudi Arabia.
…But a draw overall. See ya soon, President Clinton.