Isn’t It Ironic? Donchathink?

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I was talking with a conservative friend of mine about the upcoming Presidential debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Although we both agreed the moderators would help Hillary because, let’s face it, she’s Hillary Clinton. But where we disagreed was how well Trump would do. He’s staunchly in the NeverTrump camp and believes he won’t perform well, but I didn’t count him out yet because, let’s face it, she’s Hillary Clinton.

Then, I had a thought. (First time for everything, I guess.) The more I thought about it, the more I saw the potential for the first Presidential debate as Kennedy/Nixon 2.0. For those who aren’t seeing the connection, let me help a bit.

In 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon held a televised debate. Even though Nixon may have won on substance, he was done in by looking like crap as compared to the youthful, energetic Kennedy. Nixon would eventually bounce back, but not without trying to put his previous visual dumpster fire in the past.

Which brings us back to Hillary.

To say Mrs. Clinton has had a rough couple of weeks imagewise is to say the Titanic was a minor boating accident. Not only has she been dogged by scandal (because, well, it’s Hillary), but she’s had to battle everything from heat exhaustion (in 79 degree heat!) to pneumonia, all within a matter of hours! The millennial voters who came out in droves to vote for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 aren’t flocking to Hillary. And, if that wasn’t bad enough, Trump is gaining and in some polls surpassing her. Although Trump has a ways to go and a short time to get there, it’s not looking good for Hillary.

And I see the first Presidential debate being make-or-break for her. If she comes off as she has the past couple of weeks, Trump could blow bubbles out of his ass and win. If she looks more energetic than Trump, however, she could make a major statement and put the past behind her.

Now, at this point you may be wondering what the title of this blog has to do with the discussion of the debates. One of Hillary’s big moments in legal history was serving on the Watergate committee. Now, it appears the two will “meet” again in a few weeks.

Isn’t it ironic? Donchathink?

Last 2015 Debate

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Last night was the last Republican presidential debate of 2015. And the last before the Iowa Caucus ends up casting the first vote in the nation on choosing who will be the Republican nominee.

In the first debate of the evening we had Graham, Huckabee, Santorum, and Pataki. Graham doesn’t listen to anyone. Most of his answers are naive at best and dangerous to our national security. He is a fool. Pataki likewise just doesn’t have it in him to be President, he was a little better than Graham. Between Santorum and Huckabee, I believe Huckabee won the day and the debate. He would be a good VP choice for whomever gets the nomination.

During the main event. Trump was attacked, just as he was attacked during the first debate. But Trump defended and clarified his positions. He has come a long way since entering the field of being an active voice in politics. He even defended Jeb. But Jed still openly attacked him and shared some of the same lack of listening skills shown by Graham in the first debate.

The Gov of Ohio, I keep forgetting his name, is just a blowhard. He likes to talk but really doesn’t say much of anything.

Rand and Jeb’s idea about not using ground troops in the Middle East is absolutely absurd. Rand will not make the US safe at all from Islamic or other terrorists.

Cruz, who seems to think he is leading in Iowa, based on a poll conducted by the Des Moines Register, also is a blowhard. He talks, he talks over the moderators. And he keeps on talking well after his time has expired. It shows lapses in his character. His father would be a better candidate but unfortunately his father was not a natural born citizen.

Rubio has a few issues as well. He has no executive experience. He is in full time campaign mode. Reminds me of Obama, who was always campaigning. Rubio was sent to the Senate to vote but misses most of them because he is out running for President. What happens if he gets to be President, will he do his job then?

Ben Carson and Trump seem to have patched things up as Trump had good things to say about Ben during the debate. And like usual, Ben didn’t have many speaking opportunities.

Carly is dangerous when it comes to freedom. She would trade freedom and several of our Bill of Rights for safety. This cannot be allowed. The NSA spying on Americans and the collection of metadata and other data needs to stop.

Trump has the right ideas when it comes to national security issues. With the right Congress and the right advisors in place. His ideas would be implemented with great care and ease.