For a campaign built solidly on image over substance , WHY NOT let Hillary have a taller podium than Trumps and while we are at it , lets put hydraulic back supports on behind her to prop her up in case she collapses , maybe some side boards so that she doesn't fall sideways , How about a cable from above to control her hand motions while debating ..............
Any other props for the Clinton campaign ?
Of course, Clinton will be shorter in stature than 'Lurch' . Well, Horse, she not being judged on how tall she is when compared to Trump and I do not want the substance of the debate ignored due to the irrelevant. They both require a stand that allow each candidate equal stature from the view of the audience. But, let's just see what comes out of Trump's mouth, this evening. That is where the rubber meets the road. And for his sake, it had better be good.
* In the debate negotiations, it was Trump who insisted on standing, Hillary's aids preferred being seated.
* It was Trump's 90 minutes idea with no long bathroom breaks, and no commercial interruptions.
Trump said no moderates, he wanted to go Lincoln vs Douglas style.
They will have moderates and I have no idea who picked them.
One female moderator on the list is a long time friend of the Clinton's from what I heard. So, will there be knives and daggers?
Excuses, excuses, nothing but excuses. Trump has run out of them, he had better do well, tonight.
Why did Hillary request a step stool is my only concern because of the talk about her health since the 9/11 ceremony. Her stool request was denied. I hope she can make it to the debate, and I hope she can go the full 90 minutes tonight without coughing for 4 minutes straight like she did in Ohio, or falling, etc. It should be interesting!
I'm so glad we are alive to see this debate. Exciting times!
You know that debate negotiations are normal for candidates, I'm sure.
Glad that you will be tuning in, hope your man does not trip over his tongue tonight.
I expect Hillary's strategy will be to get to Trump coming out of the gate to try and get him to say something really politically incorrect so the media can go nuts feeding their viewers a line of crap like they do, spinning it for all its worth.
MEDIA BUST: Exact Script of Lester Holt’s Plan to Rig Presidential Debate for Hillary Clinton Leaked 28 Days Ago to True Pundit
*Hillary is already being coached for the Sept. 26 Presidential Debate. But the Democratic strategy is bizarre. Her handlers do not think she will respond well to stressful questions or rhetoric so Hillary is memorizing canned answers that may not even directly address the subject or question. Why is this a viable strategy? We’re told this will work because the moderators will not redirect Clinton or cross examine her original answer to a question, regardless of her answer. This has been negotiated. So Hillary is free to pontificate without being called on her verbal nonsense, regardless of topic or content. Must be nice. You can bet no such agreement is in place for Trump.
“The debate is already stacked against the guy,” the former operative said. “Hillary’s lawyers already hammered out her ground rules before the debate questions were even formulated. It’s a stacked deck. She knows the game and all the referees.”
-Excerpt From True Pundit, August 30, 2016
* http://truepundit.com/media-bust-exact- … ue-pundit/
That's exactly what happened. Nothing on emails. Nothing on the corrupt Clinton Foundation. And nothing on Benghazi. What a sham!
Lol, the Trump team is out in full force worrying about trivialities because they know their candidate is uninformed and cannot stand tall on the issues.
She requested a step stool to avoid being unconsciously dismissed due to being shorter than Trump. Research shows this unconscious bias against shorter people to be real. I'm sure, as a responsible voter, you would prefer the candidates be judged on substance and not on who has a larger countenance.
It is important to watch the debate live for oneself and not rely on snippets posted on websites by people who cater to a particular audience.
It will be interesting if Hillary can stand for 90 minutes without collapsing and not have a coughing fit or three !
If she does, then what? You'll claim it was a body double? LOL
Every Globalist New World Order publication I have read has said that if Hillary falls and fails, its the beginning of the end of their corporate new world government.
We've seen the Brexit leave the NWO, and we've seen Russia back out of the NWO. When (if) Trump is voted in as president, that's the beginning of the end for the NWO system.
I don't like multi-national corporations running the USA and Americans getting the shaft.
Oh, dear! Hofstra University spelled Hillary’s name wrong on the First Presidential Debate Ticket.
* https://twitter.com/NumbersMuncher/stat … wsrc%5Etfw
NBC confirmed "Hilary Clinton" not Hillary.
Trump isn't debating Hillary Clinton tonight...lol.
Yep, he clearly got tired. Sniffed and fidgeted like a squirmy schoolboy.
I don't think it was that. I think it was worse at the beginning (he also drank a lot of water). Maybe he was sick, or nervous. It was pretty evident (and weird).
Btw, I found it hilariously ironic... All the "concern" about Hillary's health, would she be able to stand, talk, not cough, and so on... Yet, he was the one having troubles tonight. LOL
Most obvious is that Lester Holt , Where was the moderator ? I'm sure that as easily as he let Hillary slide on his questioning her ,he is working towards being her Clinton Press Secretary.
As usual --- the media vote s for Hillary !
It was an enormous fail for Hillary Clinton. Trump showed great restraint in the face of her many lies. Then, Lester Holt shilling for Hillary, has disgraced himself to the world. He sounded ignorant.
Trump all the way, in a new direction!
That is what America needs, a much better direction.
Trump, on whether he supported the Iraq war. What happened to his ability to form a coherent thought?
"And I understand that side, also, not very much, because we should have never been there. But nobody called Sean Hannity. And then they did an article in a major magazine, shortly after the war started. I think in '04. But they did an article which had me totally against the war in Iraq.
"And one of your compatriots said, you know, whether it was before or right after, Trump was definitely – because if you read this article, there's no doubt. But if somebody – and I'll ask the press – if somebody would call up Sean Hannity, this was before the war started. He and I used to have arguments about the war. I said, it's a terrible and a stupid thing. It's going to destabilize the Middle East. And that's exactly what it's done. It's been a disaster."
Is that how he will speak to Hassan Rouhani if challenged during a lengthy meeting?
You really want this incoherent half-wit representing our great country? He is an embarrassment.
How about Clinton on getting new jobs? (paraphrased)
"I will raise taxes on the rich (giving them a good incentive to keep their wealth overseas) and use that (nonexistent) income to cover the country in solar cells (doubling or tripling power costs in the most intensive power using country in the world)". Unsaid but obvious - "We will import those solar cells because my tax raises will drive out any investment monies needed to provide US plants and jobs to build them, paying whatever excise taxes are asked to avoid a trade war.""
And you talk about half wits?
I notice you had to add your own twist to Hillary's words to bolster your claim.
I know it's hard defending Trump.
Oh? How would you interpret her words? True, I added the inevitable result of her plans, but twist her words? I think not.
But I didn't defend Trump: he came across, as expected, as a redneck from Arkansas (or at least close to that). And Clinton came across as the polished, professional politician that she is. Very good, in other words, at giving half truths aimed at convincing a listener that a lie is true and ignoring questions in favor of her own agenda.
We each have our opinions. I'll go with the one who works for it and not the one who is either too lazy or too arrogant to prepare for the highest job in the land, if not the world.
So, the question remains, who is going to vote for a 'redneck'?
“She hit me at the end with the women,” Trump said, referring to Clinton characterizing him as a misogynist for insulting Rosie O’Donnell and others. “I was going to hit her with her husband’s women, and I decided I shouldn’t do it …. I didn’t feel comfortable doing it with [the Clintons’ daughter] Chelsea in the room. I think Chelsea’s a fine young lady.”
This guy, Trump, has no clue to compare his instances of documented misogyny with Hillary's relationship with her husband which is none of his business, since Bill is not running for President. He has the temperment And judgement of a 2 year old. Geez, all he had to do was keep his mouth shut and stand and look presidential and he could not do that.....
Speaking of 2 year olds: the attitude that we'll just take what someone else has anytime we want more money, without concern for any repercussions or consequences, sounds very much like a 2 year old child. So does declaring it "fair", when the rich are already carrying far more than their share and paying more than almost any time in history.
Mischaracterizing a position to make it easier to argue against is also rather cheap, don't you think?
"we'll just take what someone else has anytime we want more money, without concern for any repercussions or consequences"
Yeah, Hillary does that all the time. LOL If you're referring to taxation, that is always voted on by Congress, who are elected by the people. Don't like what they do? Don't vote for them. That is the republic we live in. That does not constitute taking "what someone else has anytime we want more money, without concern for any repercussions or consequences."
It's her plan, not that of congress. And it will be pushed by her, not congress. And, instead of a mischaracterizing a position, it is exactly what she said - she wants more money to make her solar cells; the obvious answer is to take it from someone, and she is concerned at all about consequences she certainly didn't mention it. All that was mentioned is that she would do it because it is "fair" that the rich pay hundreds or thousands what others do. As that is obviously false even to a 2 year old, it remains that she'll do it because she wants the money!
Well, if I see Hillary showing up at your door to rob you of your riches at gunpoint you can bet I would be supportive of impeachment.
If, on the other hand, she promotes green energy and seeks funding for it by lobbying Congress for additional funds or redistribution of funds, well, that's how government works. I wasn't too happy about Dubya's unfunded invasion of Iraq but I didn't accuse him of stealing money from me ro pay for it.
Let's get real.
Yes, let's do. My electric bill has gone up considerably...because the power company is required to buy power fro so-called "green" sources at nearly double the price they can produce it themselves from existing hydro and gas plants. We already have people going cold in the winter because they can't afford to heat their homes - Clinton wants to grow the problem instead of helping to solve it.
Clinton ignores the trillions in profits that are being left offshore because taxes are excessive. Do you think her plan to increase taxes will encourage it to come back or do you think increasing taxes will exacerbate the problem?
Clinton supports unequal trade agreements, encouraging the creation of foreign jobs at the cost of losing US jobs.
Clinton supports unlimited immigration, unlimited new bodies to compete for the few jobs left in the country.
Let's get real about her grandiose plans to grab more money from those already paying too much, about the real life effect of her plans, and about her total inability to actually create any form of wealth at all.
"You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it"
Okay, this is a completely different list of subjects than whether Hillary was as incoherent as Donald, which is where this all started. Whew! You do know how to travel a twisted road!
I'm not sure I want to get into everything you brought up, except to say that your conclusions about cause and effect are debatable. And, some of your statements are flatly wrong, most notably "Clinton supports unlimited immigration, unlimited new bodies to compete for the few jobs left in the country."
His microphone was lower than hers. He had to stoop to speak into it. His sniffing was just the way he breathes when speaking. It probably had to do with where the microphone was. Poor Trump. He had to seem somewhat chivalrous, a gentleman, in her presence. He did well under the circumstances as she calmly turned her knifes and forks quite villainously … I am sure he's dreading the next debates.
Maybe he could send in Eric. No? Darn.
"He did well under the circumstances as she calmly turned her knifes and forks quite villainously …
That's what preparing well does for you.
This is hilarious.
If that was chivalry I'm glad so many people complain that it's dead. He was aggressive, talked over her, and was explosive every time he felt uncomfortable. "Gentleman" is one word I would never use to describe Donald Trump.
I'm sure he is dreading the next debate. Unless he can learn how to keep it together under pressure it'll just be more of his frantic rambling.
I don't think "chivalry" has a place in a presidential debate. Common courtesy and respect? Yes. Chivalry? No.
A man will try to be (somewhat) chivalrous in the presence of a woman. He was trying to be a (gentle)man despite EVERYTHING! He could have been way worse, as he was to the men of his 'own' party, calling them names, insulting them with various truths, sticking it to their wives and stuff. (Or maybe he was actually a bit intimidated by Clinton.)
LOL you're right there - no one could call Trump a gentleman.
But for dreading the next one - even the analysists couldn't assign a clear winner here, and I'm sure Donny thinks he won quite handily.
Were we watching the same debate? I think the only people allowed to vote in this presidential election need to be people who watched the actual debate, start to finish, without spin, interpretation, opinion or convolution. Hear for yourself.
LOL An interesting question, though - as President, will Trump try to use his own air and ground travel equipment or switch over to the dedicated Air Force One? Certainly his plane is more comfy, but it does not have gear Air Force One does, either.
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