Watching the presidential debates, it occurs to me that Donald Trump either cannot or will not answer the question as asked.
He talks in whatever direction he wants to talk about, rambling on, repeating the same points and going over the same lines again.
When asked about his earlier comment that Hillary didn’t have the presidential “look,” he claimed that he’d said she didn’t have the stamina to be president.
He literally ignored the actual question and his actual (sexist, inappropriate) comment. He pretended it didn’t exist.
Clinton was specific and knowledgeable, going into detail. She went after Trump for being vague. I doubt that will hurt him much, but eventually he’ll have to give some details.
Trump didn’t come off as a mad cartoon like he had in some interviews and soundbites.
But he was evasive, as if he either didn’t know the answers or didn’t want to answer the questions.
And sometimes he outright lied. Like how he repeatedly said he was against the Iraq war from the beginning, when he actually said in 2002 on the Howard Stern Show, this:
But revisionist history is pretty much a part of the Trump game. People are quick to buy that he’s the pro-life candidate, but he only “became” pro-life once it was time to run for office as a Republican. Before that, he was in favor of partial birth abortion being legal:
That’s more pro-life than Trump’s old position, but less pro-life than the position he is vaguely but vociferously taking now, I think.
Honestly, I’m worried. Trump sounded more reasonable and sane than I’d expected.
I don’t want to sound like I’m trashing Republicans in general. I’m not. The GOP presidential field was pretty weak this time, but someone like McCain, Kasich, or even Romney would probably do a good job in the White House.
I know I’ve moved to the left quite a bit since I was younger, but Donald Trump really seems like the worst human being to run for president in my lifetime, maybe longer. I think he’s dangerous in a way that no nominee I’ve ever seen had been.
And it frightens me that so many sane, functional, good, intelligent people disagree.
It really frightens me that he may be leading our country for the next 4 to 8 years.