Frank Luntz—no fan of Donald J. Trump—said it best: he came into the second debate believing the race was over, but he came out believing Trump is back in the race.
I realize CNN bought a poll that said Clinton won the debate. But CNN has a history of lying, cheating, and hiding facts. I wouldn’t bet a wooden nickel on anything I heard on CNN.
I watched most of the debate at a bar in South St. Louis. The crowd was there to watch football. Mostly non-partisan, apolitical folks. But they quickly became Trump fans.
As you think about it now, you might realize the race is on and Trump is as likely to win as he was before. Trump looked like the President we need and the President we want. He owned the stage while Hillary squirmed under the weight of logic, reason, facts, and a fly.
I say media people and Republicans are “acting” like they learned something, because they didn’t. We didn’t. Everybody who’s paid attention to the race (or pop culture) already knew how Trump is. Everybody knows Trump brags about his sexual prowess and how women melt around him. There’s nothing new, but a few very emotional people who have trouble separating their feelings from their thoughts give into the impulse to act like they’ve learned something. No one’s that ignorant.
But something bigger remains the same. Antonin Scalia is still dead. The first significant act of the new Congress and the new administration will be to fill that empty seat on the Supreme Court.
Scalia’s seat will be filled by someone like Elena Kagan or someone like Mike Lee. The person who appoints that replacement will be someone who covers up her own crimes and her husband’s rapes, or someone who brags about women desiring him because he’s a wealthy star.
Again, nothing’s changed.
If you want a Supreme Court that rules like Elena Kagan, vote for Clinton. If you want a Supreme Court that thinks like Mike Lee, vote for Trump.
You’ve learned nothing, so don’t act like you have.