Many of you asked for my comments after viewing of the The Great Debate. It’s late, but before I crash, let me dish up some “food for thought.”
I have watched presidential debates on television and in person. There’s a different feel that comes with each depending on where you view the event. With camera equipment and crews between viewers and the stage the line of vision is often obstructed. With an awkward and blocked view of the stage and without my home headphone set, I missed a lot of the visuals and some of the sound. I should watch the full 90-minutes again on television, but I’m not likely to do so.
The fun at these events is people watching. In our section adjacent to the stage were a number of political figures. I sat next to Gov. Jan Brewer and her son. She was very chatty, even confessed that her parent were Democrats. Several seats down was the Rev. Jesse Jackson and a few rows up Dr. Ben Carson and his wife. A few rows in front was Trump’s daughter, the one you seldom see, wearing a very complex French braid. Next to her and her entourage were the four notorious Clinton women that Trump had paraded forth for whatever effect that might have. Sitting in front of Sen. John Danforth was Rudy Giuliani.
It’s unlikely any minds were changed in the audience last night. Each candidate shored up his/her base. But I think there’s one thing on which we can all agree: thanks heavens, there’s only one more month left to this dreadful and incomprehensible campaign year.