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The First Big Debate

More than 100 million people are expected to tune into the first debate between Donald Trump and Crooked Hillary tonight.

clinton-trump-debate-1It is projected to be the largest audience for a campaign event in American history.

So what is going to happen?

There are many questions.

  • Will it be a dignified debate or turn into a bloodbath?
  • Will the questions be fair to each or will there be ambushes for Trump and an easy ride for Crooked Hillary?
  • Will there be a decisive winner?
  • Will Crooked Hillary be able to stick the pace for 90 minutes?
  • Will she need a prolonged toilet break, and if so, how long and how many?
  • Will she have a coughing and hacking fit on live TV as she chokes on yet more lies?
  • Will “Dr. Frankenstein” have to run on stage a smack her with a dose of drugs from his magic pen syringe?
  • Will Trump keep his cool?
  • Will Crooked Hillary break the habit of a lifetime and give a truthful answer to a question?
  • Will Trump bring Gennifer Flowers, who had a 12-year affair with Bill Clinton, to the debate as he mentioned in a recent Tweet?
  • Will Crooked Hillary succeed in goading Trump into a major gaffe or make him lose his temper – she will try that’s for sure?

We will find out the answers to these questions and a lot more in just a few hours from now.

A big part of Crooked Hillary’s strategy will be to try to provoke Trump into losing his temper. But Trump is well aware of that and should be prepared to counter it effectively.

It could backfire on Clinton anyway, because it is difficult for someone with her lack of personality and charm to get away with attacks without seeming to be obnoxious and elitist.

Whatever happens, it will be a tough balancing act for Donald Trump. He needs to project commander-in-chief competence while at the same time making a strong case as to why Crooked Hillary is unfit to be president. It will be a mixture of attack and restraint, which will be helped if he relies only on effective hard counter-punching rather than initiating the attacks.

 

The Details

The debate from Hofstra University in Hempstead N.Y. will be broadcast live beginning at 9 p.m. ET and will consist of six 15-minute segments covering three overarching topics: “America’s Direction,” “Achieving Prosperity” and “Securing America.”

lester_holt_moderatorThe moderator, often the source of contention, will on this occasion be Lester Holt, the anchor of the NBC Nightly News and a registered Republican.

Holt is not regarded as a controversial or overly-editorial figure, and according to those who know him and who have worked with him, he will not be over-awed or intimidated by either of the candidates.

So get your popcorn ready and book your seat.

It should be interesting no matter what way it goes.

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