Donald Trump refused to say whether or not he would accept the results of the national election. Democrats were outraged, having developed amnesia about Gore disputing the 2000 election and Hillary Clinton saying in 2002 that the 2000 election was rigged. The traditional Republican Establishment clowns immediately started waiving the white flags of surrender and condemned Trump as well. The problem for both of them is that Trump has a point. There is literally video of Democrats “bragging” about stealing elections. There are numerous reports of fraudulent voter registration records all over the country. So if this was stupid, it was a very brilliantly stupid because the current topic of conversation is now voter fraud. When 72% of voters are concerned about voter fraud, the MSM is going to have a hard time trying to dismiss this as nonsense. People know better. The record is clear, Republicans are totally for voter ID and Democrats are always for letting anyone and everyone vote. This is a winning issue for Trump and if he can keep the topic on voter fraud, it might really matter.
Donald Trump had 100% name recognition before the debate. Hillary Clinton had 100% name recognition before the debate. Approximately 60% of voters hate Trump and approximately 60% hate Hillary. That means the winner of the election is going to be the person who convinces the most people to vote against the other guy. The bottom line is this. I doubt that anyone changed their mind about Trump. But, up until now Hillary has gotten a free ride from the MSM with regard to the e-mails, Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation, and Partial Birth Abortion. There is a reason Clinton does not give press conferences and she is almost never interviewed by a real journalist. Up until last night, no one was able to force Hillary to answer tough questions. Chris Wallace changed that.
WALLACE: Secretary Clinton, I want to clear up your position on this issue, because in a speech you gave to a Brazilian bank, for which you were paid $225,000, we’ve learned from the WikiLeaks, that you said this, and I want to quote. “My dream is a hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders.” So that’s the question…
WALLACE: Secretary Clinton, I want to pursue your plan, because in many ways it is similar to the Obama stimulus plan in 2009, which has led to the slowest GDP growth since 1949.
WALLACE: In this bucket about fitness to be president, there’s been a lot of developments over the last 10 days since the last debate. I’d like to ask you about them. These are questions that the American people have. Secretary Clinton, during your 2009 Senate confirmation hearing, you promised to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest with your dealing with the Clinton Foundation while you were secretary of state, but emails show that donors got special access to you. Those seeking grants for Haiti relief were considered separately from nondonors, and some of those donors got contracts, government contracts, taxpayer money. Can you really say that you kept your pledge to that Senate committee? And why isn’t what happened and what went on between you and the Clinton Foundation, why isn’t it what Mr. Trump calls pay to play?
In addition Trump pointed out that there is video of Democrat operatives bragging about inciting violence at his campaign events. Hillary didn’t have a response to that.
Donald pushed her on the e-mails and she did not have a response for that either:
TRUMP: And frankly, those stories have been largely debunked. And I really want to just talk about something slightly different.
She mentions this, which is all fiction, all fictionalized, probably or possibly started by her and her very sleazy campaign. But I will tell you what isn’t fictionalized are her e-mails, where she destroyed 33,000 e-mails criminally, criminally, after getting a subpoena from the United States Congress.
What happened to the FBI, I don’t know. We have a great general, four-star general, today you read it in all of the papers, going to potentially serve five years in jail for lying to the FBI. One lie. She’s lied hundreds of times to the people, to Congress, and to the FBI. He’s going to probably go to jail. This is a four-star general. And she gets away with it, and she can run for the presidency of the United States? That’s really what you should be talking about, not fiction, where somebody wants fame or where they come out of her crooked campaign.
For the first time, Hillary Clinton was backed into a corner and forced to answer specific questions. She floundered badly, live in front of 75 million people. At least some of the viewers who watched the debate were exposed to the real Hillary Clinton for the first time. This has the potential to be devastating. If you thought Trump was rude and arrogant, nothing that happened last night changed your opinion. But if you thought that the complaints about Hillary Clinton were just rumors and innuendos from the vast right wing conspiracy you just got a harsh dose of reality. The charges are very real, they are well documented and Hillary doesn’t have any answers.
If I were in the Clinton camp I would suggest holding off on selecting which furniture you want to steal from the White House this time.