Donald Trump is the worst Presidential candidate to come along since George Wallace....except for Hillary. None of us have ever seen a Presidential campaign like this one, and yet it is simply reflective of the populace in general, half of America hating Trump, the other half despising Hillary. As Stan Laurel said to Oliver Hardy "well, this is a fine mess you've got us into this time".
Trump is the total clown. He has failed time and time again to score a take-down against Hillary, despite being given hundreds of chances to do so. As I watched the debate the other night I counted 85 "bon mots" that Trump could have used and absolutely destroyed Hillary. Trump could not do it because he hasn't the mental or emotional capacity to do it. And, worse, he couldn't even accept his "debate programmers" advice and stick to script, his sick personality totally incapable of accepting advice. And what a disaster that would be if he ever got elected? Can you imagine what a circus the Presidency would be with Trump totally ignoring our military leaders? Haven't we already seen how Obama's Iranian cabal in the West Wing pretty much destroyed us already? And you could be damned sure old Vladimir would have his hand hovering over the nuclear button as soon as Trump blurted some idiocy about "leveling a country?"
Were I Trump up on that dais, as soon as Hillary started talking about the Trump bankruptcies I would have immediately pointed out that Hillary and Bill, like Barack Obama have never had to work a day in their life; sucking off the public and political tit for all of it.
And when Hillary started laundry listing all the countries she flew around to as Secretary of State I would have reminded the American people about her lies about she and her daughter being fired upon...by a little girl with flowers. Or I would have mentioned Hillary's silly Russian "Re-Set" button and asked her how's that reset button working out in the Ukraine, or in Syria, or imminently nuclear capable Iran...flush with $140 billion dollars flown over on a pallet of fresh U.S. thousand dollar bills. And, yes, when Hillary began talking about Trump's disrespect for women I would simply have laundry listed the long parade of women Bill has bonked, while being savaged as "bimbos" by Hillary. And, though Trump mentioned Hillary's emails he would have scored far better if he had just quoted FBI Director James Coney's indictment of Hillary and company's careless handling of our nation's most secret security information. And when Hillary said foreign leaders are fearful of Trump I would have retorted, "well, they like you because they know you can be bought....they have the cancelled checks to prove it."
Hillary, on the other hand, was genius at exploiting all the idiotic Trumpisms that Trump has handed his opponent on a silver platter. And, sadly, Hillary would have far fewer of those Trumpisms to quote if he'd just been able to shut his mouth after winning the nomination; if he had just talked about the deplorable economic conditions that still hamper our economic growth after eight years of Obama and Clinton.
The amazing thing about this whole Presidential campaign is that the vast 20% of the middle electorate; the Independents, the right leaning, don't like Hillary; don't like her and don't like her policy proposals. But, time and time again, Trump has chosen the "red meat" idiocies of personal attack, has all too often shown his psychological maladies and scared the hell out of folks who might forego Hillary and vote for him.
After watching this circus for a year I'm convinced that Trump has only about a 30% support base, with perhaps another 15% of folks who despise Hillary. Sadly, that support, as tentative as it is, ain't gonna be enough to defeat the most despicable candidate to come along in years.
Sad. Damned Sad.