Tuesday, September 27, 2016

#Election2016: Debate 1 #Clinton vs #Trump- Winners & Losers! [vid]



Finally, Clinton  and Trump go head to head in the 1st debate of Election 2016!  Here are the winners and LOSERS of their 1st FACE-OFF!!!

Winners
* Hillary Clinton: Clinton wasn't perfect in this debate. At times she came across as overly rehearsed and robotic. I thought her answer on race relations was way too much head and not enough heart. But, Clinton was head and shoulders better than Trump. She was, unsurprisingly, very well prepared -- using a slew of facts and figures to not only make her positive case but also to slam Trump. She was terrific in bashing Trump on taxes. Her response to Trump's attack on her temperament -- the shoulder shimmy! --  was effective. Her birtherism response -- while low-hanging fruit -- was effective. And, on her biggest weakness -- her decision to establish a private email server at the State Department, Clinton skated. She delivered a full and unequivocal apology -- what a concept! -- and the debate moved on without much of a stir. This was a clear win for her on virtually every front.

* Split Screen: I'm not sure who made the call at networks to keep Trump and Clinton on screen at all times during the debates, but whoever did it: good job! Debates are aimed at revealing not only policy proposals but also personality and temperament.  Split screens help illuminate who these people are when under duress and attack, when they are nervous and when they feel backed into a corner. Trump didn't fare as well as Clinton with the split screen. He sighed, made faces and looked, well, not very presidential.

Losers
* Donald Trump: Trump was simply not prepared well enough for this debate. He regularly struggled to deal with questions he had to know were coming. His answer on his five year quest to show that President Obama was not born in this country was like watching a car accident in slow motion.  His answer on why he wasn't willing to release his tax returns wasn't much better. His explanation of his position on the Iraq war not only ran counter to the facts but made very little sense. On temperament, perhaps the key to Trump's chances of beating Clinton, he resorted to insisting he had one of the best temperaments and that Clinton had come unhinged in a speech over the weekend. (Sidebar: If you have to say you have one of the best temperaments, you probably don't.)  Then there was the fact that Trump left so many potent hits on Clinton unused. He never once used the phrase "basket of deplorables." He barely skirted her email problems. He didn't even mention the words "honest" or "trustworthy." And, as the debate wore on, Trump seemed to resort to his worst instincts -- interrupting Clinton and shouting "not true" while she spoke, with very little back-up for those claims.  Not a good night.

Oh and Trump REFERENCED his WEBSITE, but during the DEBATE his site was DOWN.

— Elise Viebeck (@eliseviebeck) September">https://twitter.com/eliseviebeck/status/780580841160339456">September 27, 2016
These are not my words, but rather a CONSENSUS of the majority.  SO, it appears that Clinton WON round 1.
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