Last night Donald Trump missed several key opportunities to hammer Hillaroid. Newt Gingrich seems to think this may have been a deliberate strategy and overall a good thing, but I disagree.
The very first question from Lester Holt, which began with the statement about “eight consecutive years of job growth”, was left unchallenged. Trump could have pointed to the recent Harvard study that presents, in eight charts, the true nature of the Obama “recovery”. He could have mentioned that the unemployment number drops as labor force participation shrinks. But he did neither.
When Hillaroid began lecturing us on her plans to improve national cybersecurity, Trump could have said “this, coming from a woman who kept government secrets on an unsecured server in a bathroom”. But he did not.
Near the end Hillaroid spoke of a Latina beauty pageant contestant that Trump insulted, and said, “Mr. Trump, she will be voting”. Trump could have shot back, “and so will Mrs. Tyrone Woods”. But he did not.
During the debate much was said about the conditions African-Americans experience in America’s inner cities. Trump rightly called for a law’n’order approach to ghetto crime, but not once did he point out the main reason we have so much ghetto crime in the first place: Sixty years of failed democrat policies, starting at the top with LBJ’s “Great Society” right down to democrat mayors and city councils. That’s an example of trickle-down that doesn’t work, and Trump msaid not word one about it.
What I believe might be lacking in Donald Trump is the ability to think quickly under pressure. I don’t argue with his skills as a negotiator, but a presidential debate with a lying and vicious progressive is not just a negotiation: It is a battle. And every opportunity to administer a blow should be taken.
It’s very clear to me that Donald Trump is running against Washington, and not just against the democrat regime. One hopes that the undecideds will realize this, and see that Hillaroid represents all that is bad in DeeCee on both sides of the aisle.