The second presidential debate was held on Sunday, October 9. It was an interesting spectacle. On at the same time was WWE No Mercy. However, the main event of No Mercy was held at the outset of the event so that viewers would get a chance to see it even if they flipped over to the debate.
Vince McMahon and Donald Trump are old buddies. Wrestlemania 4 and 5 were held in Trump Plaza. Tell me that the main event move wasn't on purpose.
Despite the temptation, I switched to the debate, and I'm glad I did. It was the single most lopsided ass-whipping I've ever witnessed. Ironically, earlier in the weekend, Michigan beat Rutgers in college football by a score of 78-0. That was the second biggest ass-whipping of the weekend.
Trump, the master manipulator of the media, started just before the debate with a "press conference." It was a trap! The press conference was actually Trump having a pleasant conversation with Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Kathy Shelton! Shelton was accosted by a man when she was only 12, and Hillary smeared her in a successful effort to get her client off the hook for rape. The other three women had accused Bill Clinton of rape or sexual assault some time back, only to have Hillary badger them away. Trump had seats for these women in the audience. Bill Clinton's face tells it all.
Despite Hillary's phrase "when they go low, we go high," it was she who went low first. Hillary attacked Trump on his 11 year old statements which had been made public some 48 hours earlier. Trump apologized. The feel was as though Hillary had made her first first-down of the game. After that, it was a pick-six and Trump never looked back.
The two candidates fielded a handful of questions from audience members, and turned their responses on each other. Trump went on the attack early and often. He stated his plans, his visions for a better America. Then he hammered Hillary on her visions for America. Within moments, Hillary was reduced to stuttering and stumbling around. The hashtag, #RattledHillary surfaced on Twitter and started trending strongly.
Hillary sat down 36 times in the Town Hall format. Trump stood the entire time, strutting around as if he owned the place. And own the place, he did. Sure, the two "moderators" openly attacked and challenged Trump. But he was game for them, as well.
Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz
Quickly put in place by Trump for their errors, and called on their bias early, neither had an answer for Blond Samson. Indeed, Raddatz seemed awestruck by the display of pure masculinity mere meters away. Cooper acquiesced quickly to his master. Nevertheless, they tried to help their girl. But in so doing, they threw away any pretense of neutrality. America got to see yet again the media shill for their chosen one.
On several occasions, you could openly spot the collusion as Cooper would reassuringly bring Rattled Hillary down from the edge of mental breakdown and throw her a clearly rehearsed softball pitch. It helped Hillary get back on her talking points. And immediately, Trump would pounce like a tiger on a lamb. He rocked Hillary on everything from her husband's indiscretions to her own involvement in crimes and coverups.
After a few of Trump's twitter-worthy stinging jabs, the crowd really responded well to him. So much so, that about 20 or 30 minutes in, Cooper angrily turned to face the crowd after a mere applause and chastise them for it, claiming they were wasting debate time. This slowed the crowd for a moment or two, but Trump was on the attack, and he had them all eating out of his hands.
There were many meme worthy moments as Trump said to Hillary's face what conservative media has said about her on the radio for years.
The fly landing on Hillary's face was magnificent.
I did not notice a seizure moment like she had in the first debate, but there may have been one. Some sources have said she suffered one on the plane leaving the 2nd debate.
But the best part:
Hillary: "You know, it's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country."
Trump: "Because you'd be in jail."
What did you think?