Monday, September 26, 2016

The 2016 Great Debates
Part 1

Tonight, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face the nation, and the world, in their first debate, locally in Long Island, billed as an epoch showdown which will set viewer records. Last minute prepping is underway - wardrobe, makeup, hair, attitude, hopefully learning from their mistake until today. Each candidate should be braced and ready as both love the limelight, Trump thriving on it.

We already know who they are, and what they are about, now want to hear their policies to better conditions in the country. Inexperienced Trump should not be winging it anymore (makes him look like an idiot) but should have some clear plans to help resolve the country's most crucial issues. Some can be fixed but many, such as climate change, have no solution. Hillary has good ideas but experience has taught her they may never happen.

We know the candidates lie, cheat, embellish, and will say anything to get elected - tonight being no exception. Such is the fate of American politics and most political systems across the world.

Will there be a clear winner? None of that matters as the next president is already determined in our orchestrated program. This is just theater. Frankly, after watching Kiefer Sutherland in "Designated Survivor", if he wasn't born in Canada he would have my vote. Reality is after all scripted.

If you are wondering why other qualified candidates have not stepped up, the obvious answer is they would not put themselves and their families through the process - but the real answer is they are not programmed to.

Consider what life will be like with Trump or Hillary actually as president. How long would their term last? What would be the consequences of their actions?

FYI - Stephen Colbert will be live after the debate.

Back Story fro the NY Times

Millions of Americans will be glued to their TVs tonight for the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The date carries significance, as well: Fifty-six years ago today in Chicago, Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon squared off in the first televised presidential debate. Weeks before, our television critic referred to the event as 'not an encouraging augury of the campaign to come.' Just like Clinton and Trump now, the two nominees in 1960 were in a tight race. Their debate became famous for its optics.

The Times suggested that both men were concerned with 'image projection' because of their courteous exchanges. The amount of smiling was registered, too - Kennedy rarely smiled, while Nixon did so more frequently. Some notable moments came when Kennedy talked about increasing the minimum wage (it was a dollar back then, according to the Labor Department), and when he defended himself against accusations that he lacked governing experience (he compared himself to Abraham Lincoln). Kennedy and Nixon went on to debate three more times. When Nixon ran for president in 1968 and for re-election in 1972, he did not go toe-to-toe on TV with his Democratic opponents.