Hi, this is Liz. I watched the Presidential debate last night. What was seen and heard cannot be unseen, or unheard, much to my dismay. I watched the debate, hoping that something would change my mind about one of these candidates. Nothing did.
I’ll put this right out there: I don’t like either candidate.
Trump repeatedly said that things (like trade deals, policies, etc.) “shouldn’t have happened”, yet he does not seem to have a ready plan to fix anything. A lot of things shouldn’t have happened, but they did, so…what are you going to do about it? However, the viewing audience received no answers, just accusations. Oh, that and the visual imagery of a 400 pound person sitting on their bed hacking computers. Thanks.
With regard to Clinton, she seems both unlikeable and untrustworthy. We will probably never get the real story of what happened in Benghazi, where American lives were lost. When she apologized for the email scandal, she looked like it was being forced out of her. While Hillary has strategies in place, I can’t help feeling like it’s just “more of the same” lip service politics. She has a lot of unanswered questions, and that makes me uneasy. She is a career politician, and that makes me uneasy, as well.
Most disappointing was, it seemed, that the candidates really didn’t answer the questions posed to them by the Moderator, Mr. Lester Holt. A professional in the journalism field, I think Lester Holt acted and looked “more Presidential” than either Hillary or Donald.
Lester Holt was the only one who really stayed on task, while our two candidates were busy attacking each other and going off on tangents that didn’t have anything to do with the questions. I personally do not feel that either Clinton or Trump swayed any undecided people to either side. I think there is a healthy number of us out there that are still sitting on the fence, trying to choose the lesser poison. This debate did nothing to help us make a decision. Therefore, it wasn’t a debate, it was a debacle. We, the people, deserve better than this schlock.
There are two more debates left. Will the candidates maximize these opportunities to speak to the American people? Or are we doomed to watch two more character assassination sessions?
November is coming up quickly.
Your friend, Liz