Presidential Debates Round 2!

Posted on October 10, 2016 by



Here we go again people!

The second Presidential Debate took place this past Sunday, but unfortunately it did not bring the same number of viewers then the first debate. Either way this debate was the one to watch, because it gave us the chance to observe the candidates and to watch them in a state where they had to think off their feet. Not only that, but they would be getting questions not from the moderators, but the citizens of the United States. The questions are mixed with Trump supporters, Clinton supporters, and some people that haven’t decided a side yet. But even though both candidates had no knowledge of the upcoming questions, there were still some lingering comments that showed up in the debates, which change from a proper presidential debate to a brutal dog fight.

Both candidates have a treacherous past, filled with lewd comments, unfortunate mishaps, and cruel remarks. And of course both sides did whatever was possible to bring up one another’s mistake from their past. Now I am not taking a side, but I do want to say that Donald Trump was the one that got hurt the most. Only because, the new recording discovered of Donald Trump that came out on Friday, where he tries to explain that he was having a “locker room talk” with Billy Bush. In the recording Donald Trump bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone, saying that “when you’re a star, they let you do it,” according to a video obtained by The Washington Post. And because of these comments Donald Trump lost some of his supporting Republicans and suffered in the debate as well.

But there were some times where Donald Trump didn’t allow himself to get trumped (pun attended). For instance when he made the “You’d be in jail” comment to Hilary Clinton, a loud cheer followed from the audience. Now I also want to say that the questions some of the audience members asked were truly unnecessary.

“Can you be devoted to all people as president?” Huh? “Name one thing you like about your opponent?” What? Look, I get the desire to have average people ask questions. But the questions have to be better, or else it’s a total waste of time.

By Chris Cillizza

I honestly agree with this, yet I understand it was a nice and sweet moment, in a way I saw it like how a teacher would forced two fighting students to resolve the negative tension. Nevertheless, I do agree some of the questions were a waste of time, because overall this debate was mostly for undecided voters and this debate was for them to finally choose a side to get behind with.

In the end, the outcome of the debatescreen-shot-2016-10-10-at-8-06-14-pm came to Hilary Clinton winning. Not only did she win this debate, but she  was able to gather more supporters for herself. On the other hand Donald Trump lost more Republican supporters such as John McCain, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. But luckily for him, he still has the support of his VP Mike Pence, who continues to be on Donald’s side through it all.

Clinton went into this debate with massive momentum in the race — much of it caused by Trump’s stumbles — and didn’t make any sort of glaring error that would allow the Republican back into the contest. She was steady, knowledgeable and pleasant — even in the face of some very personal attacks — throughout. And she let Trump talk, which, as has been the case since he got into the race, is always his undoing.

And yet, Trump was — stop me if you’ve heard this one — his own worst enemy. His stunt of holding a pre-debate news conference with a handful of women allegedly assaulted by Bill Clinton flowed seamlessly into Trump’s insistence from the debate stage that Hillary Clinton would be in jail if he was elected president — and into his remarkable (and repeated) accusation that Clinton has “hate in her heart.” Trump won the debate among the Republican base that has longed for a candidate who would stand up to the Clintons without fear of reprisal. The problem for Trump is that we know from polling that his base isn’t nearly large enough to win an election.

By Chris Cillizza

Overall the battle is not over yet, we have a third debate to watch, we have until November 8th to vote, and at this moment anything can happen. From another recording of Donald Trump coming out or to new information about the 33,000 emails that Hilary Clinton deleted.  Anything can happen, and no one can honestly predict what the future holds, but all we can do is just wait and make our decision when the time comes. And when make this decision all we can do is live with it.

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