6 Takeaways From The Final Debate

  1. Hillary never answered the questions regarding Dems inciting riots at Trump’s rallies, claiming she wants completely open borders OR why her husband’s friends, and those who donated to the Clinton Foundation, received preferential treatment in rebuilding Haiti. She deflected to blaming the Russians, which while a valid argument, does not take away from the facts of her emails.
  2. I thought it was smart of Donald to attempt to move the debate back to substantive policy when the sexual assault claims were being discussed. HOWEVER, this will probably only be seen as a smart move by his base. Many Americans, including independents, whose votes he desperately needs, believe his treatment of women in the past is a substantive policy and that trying to move on like that is only showing how he does not care about or respect women.
  3. Trump making the connection between illegal immigration and heroin was well done. Here in Ohio, the heroin epidemic is sweeping the state. I think those communities being hit the hardest might connect with this statement. Although heroin can and is being produced in places other than Mexico, some may think that any way to slow down the epidemic is a good one. I’m not saying its a correct correlation for Trump to make, but politically, it was smart.
  4. The national debt was finally discussed! Chris Wallace asked, “The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget says, Secretary Clinton, under your plan, debt would rise to 86% of GDP over the next 10 years. Mr. Trump, under your plan they say it would rise to 105% percent of GDP over the next 10 years. The question is: Why are both of you ignoring this problem?” I thought Hillary had an incredibly weak response to question. She stated she “would not add a cent to the national debt.” If people legitimately believe this statement, I’m worried about our country. It’s practically impossible to not add to the debt at this point, and if she wins, she’s setting herself up for negative 2020 ads running that quote while showing all the debt she’s accumulated. I guess I shouldn’t be mad about that.
  5. Trump admitting he might not concede the election. Do I even need to talk about how dumb that was? No? Ok good.
  6. Notably missing from all debates? Climate change & veteran’s affairs. Two issues likely to be a challenge for the next president, but not discussed. Interesting.

 

 

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