MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
TONIGHT’S REALLY BIG STORY
Who Won Tonight’s Debate?
We Won’t Really Know For Days, But The Campaigns’ Post-Debate Spin Will Show Who They Think Won
The first presidential debate lasted for 90 minutes but the post-debate spin from both candidates and their supporters will go on for days. As Hillary’s and Donald Trump’s teams try to shape perceptions of who won, they will give an indication of how they think their candidate did. One Republican consultant told the Washington Examiner to pay attention to who the campaigns dispatch to spin the results. “Is it one of their more optimistic messengers? Is it an attack dog?” he asked. “That will tell you how they think they did.”
FIVE DEBATE ANALYSIS STORIES WE’RE TRACKING TONIGHT INCLUDE
The First Debate Was Trump’s Chance to Put Hillary Away.
But It Didn’t Happen.
TRUMP ON THE DEBATE: I’M GLAD I DIDN’Y BRING UP BILL CLINTON’S INDISCRETIONS
Fresh off of the debate stage, Donald Trump said he declined to bring up Bill Clinton’s past infidelities out of respect to his daughter Chelsea, who was in the room for the debate. Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that when Hillary Clinton attacked him for being sexist, he thought about bringing up the subject, but declined to because it would have been “very disrespectful” to Chelsea Clinton, who he called a “very nice young lady.”
As The Blower predicted earlier tonight, Breitbart says NBC News’ Lester Holt had his “Candy Crowley” moment at the first debate of the 2016 presidential election on Monday night, bowing to pressure from the Hillary Clinton campaign and the liberal media by “fact-checking” Republican nominee Donald Trump on the question of his support for the Iraq War. (MORE)
COPING WITH ELECTION STRESS DISORDER
By now it has been well documented that this presidential election cycle has had a particularly negative effect on Americans’ mental health. As far back as March, before Donald Trump had even locked up the Republican nomination, The Washington Post ran a front-page article about “Trump Anxiety,” quoting psychologists, and even a masseuse, who discussed how frequently their clients brought him up. (MORE)
DO YOU BELIEVE IN OMENS?
‘Souvenir Tickets’ to 1st Presidential Debate Misspell Hillary’s Name
MORE DEBATE ANALYSIS
CBS News contributor Bob Schieffer doesn’t believe Monday night’s presidential debate swayed many voters across the nation. “I’ve never seen one where the decorum broke down the way that it did tonight. You almost never see audience responses like we saw tonight. We were expecting a different kind of debate and I think in that way that we saw one. I don’t think Donald Trump lost any votes tonight, I’m not sure Hillary Clinton gained any votes tonight,” the former “Face the Nation” moderator said on CBS News after the debate. He continued, “What we saw was an example of how deep a divide is now between Democrats and Republicans.” Schieffer added that each nominee only talked to their supporters during the debate and didn’t try to reach across the aisle.
PLUS, THESE TWO NEW VIDEOS
TODAY’S FOUR EARLIER EDITIONS
“Debate Day” (Hoping Hillary’s Ready)
“Podium Wars” (Un-leveling The Playing Field)“Only 43 More Days Till The Election” (Do You Think Trump Is Ready For Tonight’s Debate?)“Moderating Influences” (Non-Existent At Today’s Presidential Debates)Fast Forward to 2017
And that’s the way it was today on the 116th Day until January 20, 2017 when the Next President can only begin to Undo all the damage Obama has done.
*1,135 Until “Dee-Day” If You Live In Anderson Township
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