The following is a guest post by Richard Lowery, Jr.
There was a surprise winner in the third presidential debate. Let’s review who won.
There was Secretary Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton came across as arrogant, deceitful and free of any risk of exuding charm. She had the charisma of a silicone based cyborg that had recently undergone a major lobotomy operation that had successfully eradicated the personality section of her brain. Her facial expressions at times elicited the look of someone who needs to apply some Preparation H. I tended to black out during her droning policy remarks but I seem to remember that she is going to spend lots of money on lots of things, shake down rotten rich people, the Clinton Foundation’s good works puts Mother Theresa to shame and that no abortion should be left behind.
Mrs. Clinton did not win the debate.
There was Mr. Donald Trump whom future historians might refer to as Donald the Gaseously Verbose. Mr. Trump exhibited policy knowledge on par with a piece of fried haddock with a side order of fries. (The house salad can be substituted for the fries with a $1 add on charge. Try the lemon vinaigrette!) I must confess that it was enjoyable to watch him taunt Mrs. Clinton with the adeptness of a drunken mental outpatient that had flushed all his meds down the toilet three days ago. I recall that he is going to fix NAFTA big time, that “everybody knows” this thing or that thing and “the jobs, there will be tremendous jobs” when he is President. One reporter wrote that Mr. Trump acted like a caveman which prompted a group of Cro-Magnon men to sue for libel.
Mr. Trump did not win the debate.
This leaves the moderator Chris Wallace. Mr. Wallace came across as reasonable. He asked policy questions that tried to get beyond the standard stump speech baloney. He knew his stuff and stood his ground against the world class knucklehead and the latter day wife of Frankenstein.
Mr. Wallace won the debate.
Of course, the biggest losers of the debate were the American people.
Richard J. Lowery Jr.