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She needed to stop his momentum. She did that.
He needed to look and sound presidential. He didn’t do that.
Lisa and me were madly tweeting the debate because we can’t help ourselves. Here’s some of my takes. Your comments welcome in comments!
I couldn’t stop staring at his head:
In the first few minutes, I observed that he had a problem. And I’m not saying he displays all the characteristics of a speed freak. I’m not saying that.
This was his problem, and is always his problem. She was trying to bait him, get him to overreact. He allowed himself to be baited; he overreacted.
Her line on taxes was canned – he isn’t paying veterans, schools, etc. – but it worked. She wanted everyone to know he’s hiding something, and that worked too.
TV is pictures, so I always advise turning the sound off and watching. This is what we saw.
We are volunteering on her campaign, so we’re biased. But, as objectively as I can, this was my take, mid-way:
He said he had fact-checking happening on his web site. Lisa checked. He didn’t. So:
What he really said:
Again she baits him. Again he goes for the bait.
This guy doesn’t have verbal tics. He is a verbal tic.
Am I mean? Of course I’m mean. But it doesn’t mean I’m inaccurate.
She really let him have it here – calmly, confidently – and he took it. At this point, he was bleeding all over the stage.
Being sexist pigs, Team Trump use “stamina” and whatnot – coughing, her looks, etc. – to get at the “I Don’t Want a Woman to be President” crowd. But he failed with that last night, and here’s why:
Being a sociopath, he can’t help himself. So she – and the registered-Republican moderator – kept asking him about his support for the Iraq War. He did himself no favours.
The crowd at the debate laughed at him when he said this. Laughed at him.
As it got closer to the end, everyone – him included – could see she had won. Here’s the main reason why:
And, the verdict, as rendered by 400+ of my readers, many of whom aren’t Hillary fans. I think they’re right:
Now this is a political spot. Wow. Feels like Daisy.
I was back and forth, this morning, with a friend who is very senior Clinton guy – he’s one of the ones who goes on TV for her – and I told him that basically “everyone up here in the Great White North is crapping themselves,” but that we hope tonight goes well.
“From your lips to God’s ear,” he said.
Actually, it’s from her lips to the ears of undecided American voters. She needs to remind them that, if this psychopath is elected, really bad things that will happen. Here’s the top ten.
The fact that Donald Trump is even with Hillary Clinton in numerous polls is an unmitigated disaster – and the most significant threat to all of us now. Nothing matters, politically, as much.
She must beat him tonight, and in the days ahead. And all of us who believe in freedom and decency and security need to help her – this is not the year to have a protest vote, America.
So, me and the missus are heading to Hillary’s NYC headquarters this weekend to help out for a week, in any way we can.
We can’t stand by and let this happen. We can’t.
You can’t, either.
…but he’s kind of totally full of crap. Just saw a lonely copy of his new book in Indigo. I won’t bore you with all the details – it’s long ago, life goes on, etc. – but his book contains some unmitigated bullshit. Including, inter alia, that he and the Chow campaign decided to mutually “part ways” with me.
Um, no. I parted ways with them.
When Olivia Chow lied, and told a disbelieving Toronto media she didn’t really know me, that I was just one of “thousands of volunteers,” blah blah blah, I decided to quit. But Laschinger repeatedly refused to accept my resignation from Chow’s campaign, by email, text and voicemail. Below is part of just one email exchange in which (a) I tell him I’m quitting and (b) he implores me not to. Not at all the impression he tries to give his readers in his little book, that’s for sure.
Anyway. Whatever. My opinion came to be that Chow was a lousy candidate, and that a really lousy job was done running her campaign. But the fact is that we didn’t “part ways.”
In today’s Sun:
If you object to Canada placing children, inter alia, in solitary confinement, contact your Member of Parliament here. And contact the CBSA, who are detaining children, here.
As a rule, I don’t ever name terrorists, mass murderers and their ilk. They don’t deserve the recognition they seek.
But this New York Times front-page profile of the Chelsea bomber is worth your attention. What struck me – having written this book, and having written this one, coming out in the next few months – I was struck by how much Rahami reminded me of the dozens of neo-Nazi skinheads I knew and interviewed over the years.
He, like them:
The change – the transformation from unremarkable loser to front-page-news killer – always, always comes about in the same way: the young man somehow comes under the influence of an older man, who gives him a credo, a uniform, a brotherhood and a mission.
And then, like all converts, all zealots, he starts to make up for lost time.