SHOWTIME: Clinton, Trump take distinct paths to the first debate

September 26, 2016

The final hours before the first 2016 presidential debate on Sunday seemed more like the eve of Super Bowl — with experts offering predictions and strategies, the Clinton and Trump campaigns posturing and Americans wondering who indeed has first-row tickets.

Arguments about whether Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump or Democratic rival Hillary Clinton would do better on substance or style were indeed largely overshadowed this weekend by Trump suggesting Saturday that he’d invite Gennifer Flower, with whom Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, has acknowledged having a sexual encounter.

GOP vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence told “Fox News Sunday” that Trump was merely mocking the Clinton campaign for confirming that Trump nemesis-entrepreneur Mark Cuban was indeed invited to a front-row seat at the Hofstra University debate.

He argued the campaign was really trying to “distract attention from where the American people are going to be focused,” which is picking a president to chart the future of America.

However, the Indiana governor’s comments did little to end the debate sideshow.

25 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Roy Fredrichsen says:

    I saw the debate last night and I thought it was a tie. Neither Hillary nor Donald won. However, that was merely the opening round. The next debate will get down to “Brass tacks” as they say in other circles.

  • Retired says:

    Stage hands better get the mop buckets ready for where Hillary stands, stage flood coming.

  • Roy Fredrichsen says:

    If Trump is smart enough NOT to take the bait from Hillary, he will make her look silly in front of millions who may not see her as bad news for America after her pre-view performance as Secretary Of State.

  • paul filing says:

    Best analysis of this election is the have’s vs the have not’s. In other words, socialist vs capitalist. If a have not come’s into some $’s, they will become a capitalist over night. Funny how life is so simply explained.

  • Askjrsk says:

    Hillary will be interesting to watch on the debates. She is such trash. Will she use foul language name calling and intimidation as she controls her Billy? Or is she going to plop and drop? Or simply leak out of one end or the other? TRUMP MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      And make her do the bobble head move!! 🙂 That’s one of my favorites!!

    2. Kol says:


      Donald Trump lies. All the time. – Vox…/donald-trump-liar-media

      8 hours ago – Every single time Donald Trump lies, that principle gets a little shakier … of us to reconstitute the body of shared facts on which we can start to debate … of Trump’s lies should be so heavy that they crash through even the most …

      Can Donald Trump Make It Through an Entire 90-Minute Debate ……/can-donald-trump-make-it-throu...

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      3 days ago – Donald Trump, of course, has no use for actual prep, but nonetheless his … his response to possible Clinton jabs like “You’re lying, Donald.” … Mr. Trump can get bored with both debate preparations and debates themselves.

      8 lies Donald Trump will likely tell during the debates, and yes, this ……/8-lies-donald-trump-will-likely-tell-during-the-de...

      22 hours ago – 8 lies Donald Trump will likely tell during the debates, and yes, this would … Donald Trump GOP Presidential Candidates Debate In Milwaukee …. to say that he isn’t a political insider through using his money to buy politicians.

      Will Donald Trump’s lies go unchecked at debate? – Daily Kos…/-Will-Donald-Trump-s-lies-go-unchecke...

      Daily Kos

      5 hours ago – Fact-checking Donald Trump was one of the big stories of the pre-debate weekend, but will it be one of the big stories of the debate itself?

      1. Roy Fredrichsen says:

        No matter what Trump says, When it comes to lying, Hillary has him beat by a country mile.

        1. Kol says:

          That’s a very meaty comment and I’d like to give
          it a very meaty response —baloney!

          That’s not what fact-checking the internet shows!
          Good laugh tho’!!

        2. Kol says:

          Tonight, Donald Trump is going to throw every smear and false attack at Hillary he can think of — and he’s going to try to make it seem like there’s no one on her side.

          Should be quite a clown act! A real circus side show!

  • Robert Early says:

    I won’t be watching. It won’t change any votes. It’s merely a media event designed to improve ratings. I won’t give them the satisfaction.
    Some of my friends will be watching to see if Hillary might drop dead. It’s a nice thought; but I’m not that optimistic. I know she is hell-bound; but probably not this soon.

    1. Askjrsk says:

      Those still undecided it might make a difference. Hillary puts on a horse and pony show, which because of Donald Trump who is the reason viewers are stimulated. He attracts the crowds. She does not. She disappears and nobody misses her. Her big act is fainting or coughing . She certainly is not pleasant to listen to. We will be watching .

      1. Robert Early says:

        I hear you; but I can’t imagine, at this point in time, anyone who is undecided. Have they been in a coma. I have worked in seven presidential campaigns; and I’ve helped manipulate the media and polls just like what’s happening now. I’ve known the whole truth about the Bush family since 1990.
        They are close personal friends with the Clintons, and always have been. They have never been Conservative. They are pure and perfect RINOs (Republicans in Name Only).
        Our only hope as a nation is true revolution, if Hitlery is elected. I am committed to the survival of my family.

        1. Askjrsk says:

          You are so right on. The Clinton machinery is even more powerful than I had thought. They manipulate the media all facets of the government. She is a rude coarse overbearing obnoxious self centered smug nerd crook crazy goofy powerful through collusion and should be in prison but for the White House. Donald has everything against him when he fights mainstream media and their lies. That was not a debate it was a Clinton horse and pony show. She is a bobbing vacant bubble head a figure for Clinton machinery. We will not be safe until she is in prison and COMEY is exposed, Loretta Lynch etc etc.

      2. Kol says:

        Well, let’s play “horse”!! I’ll be the head… and you can just be yourself!! LOL!

        1. Askjrsk says:

          You are repulsive. Hillary is your person. I do not like self centered lying CONVULUTED bigoted dangerous deplorable cons. I wish to no longer communicate and will block you.

          1. Kol says:

            You spelled CONVOLUTED incorrectly! So dumb!!

  • Rodney Steward says:

    What’s the big deal with Mark Cuban other than his last name, and an Obama butt kisser, and dripping lips for Hellary’s! I’m sure everyone’s like me, looking forward to Hellary’s bobble head move, or her hollering speech’s, means Trump’s winning! 🙂

    1. Askjrsk says:

      Trash Clinton screeching at Donald Trump, who has acted so presidential, will she cackle pop and drop? She might handle Trump as she controls Billy. Her tantrums, name calling, laughing inappropriately, how she asked “why am I not up by 50 points ” comes from her relationship with Bill. Intimidation and foul moods , and language all about control.
      Comment just made by a government employee “being in governent very different than being in buisness.” What a stupid statement from one obviously never in buisness. We all work in government everyday. Knowing and obeying traffic laws, IRS, etc. we must be astute. Hillary has used government buisness for personal gain. She’s learned buying and selling federal property and the state dept. Those in government insult their constituents with such statements. Hillary is an incompetent states-person and only succeeded in business by illegal activity. Much like mafia, not good buisness people, but illegal activity prospered them.

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        Hellary is a NWO freak, and that’s what her foundation is all about! I believe Trump will do just fine with her unless the idiots running the show start some BS, and I figure that’s the plan! The media is bigger liars than Obama and Hellary combined if possible! I hope he does do well, this is our last chance to straighten out our country, with Hellary, all’s lost!!

      2. Judy McKinney says:

        Hope you are right, that Hillary will act stupid and crash, or her eyes start crossing, or pass out, etc. But, when she wants to, she can be very dignified and make a very good impression. I am just hoping she doesn’t get Donald riled, and cause him to goof up. I think Donald is our only hope, but so many are uninformed, don’t care, just want their checks to keep coming, etc etc (not to mention the “fixed” voting machines, and dead people voting, etc.) I am worried. Can’t wait to see this debate, but scared to death it won’t go the way I want it to.

        1. Roy Fredrichsen says:

          Hooray! Judy s’ got Hillarys’ number and knows just what a greedy person Hillary is.

        2. Retired says:

          The audience will be staked with Clinton supporters.

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