In the final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both candidates were asked to give an impromptu one minute closing statement. Moderator Chris Wallace explained that there had been no plan for the candidates to prepare a closing statement.
Donald Trump delivered the best summation of his candidacy in that one minute response. He directly addressed African Americans and Latinos pointing out the hypocrisy of the Democrats who made promise after promise to get their votes.
Then, after getting the votes of African Americans and Latinos, Democrats did nothing for them only to come back four years later when they needed their votes again. I do not think that I can recall a candidate for national office being so candid and straight forward with these groups that traditionally vote Democrat.
During the debate the issue of Supreme Court nominees came up. Donald Trump said that he specifically would appoint pro-life judges. “I will appoint pro-life judges.”
In the past when Republican candidates were presented with the question regarding Supreme Court nominees, they would also be asked if there was a “litmus test” for judicial candidates. Republican candidates tended to state that they were pro-life, but then say that they had no litmus test.
Donald Trump’s straight forward answer gave no one the opportunity to raise the litmus test question. He said straight up that he would appoint pro-life judicial nominees.
My guess is that there were many Republican consultants and strategists gasping at his candid talk. Trump went on to support his position by plainly talking about late term abortions and the reality that a baby just moments away from birth could be legally killed.
If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby. Now, you can say that that’s OK and Hillary can say that that’s OK. But it’s not OK with me, because based on what she’s saying, and based on where she’s going, and where she’s been, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month on the final day. And that’s not acceptable.
My Republican evangelical friends who say that they cannot, in good conscience, vote for Donald Trump should reconsider their position. Donald Trump’s plain, straight forward language on the pro-life issue is the most clearly stated position of just about any candidate I have ever heard.
As I watched Fox News commentary after the debate, I was most astounded at the emphasis on Trump’s answer to the question about accepting the results of the election. Trump’s answer to the question was, “I will look at it at the time. I’m not looking at anything now. I’ll look at it at the time.”
It appeared that all of the commentators were expressing their shock and disbelief over Trump’s statement. There was nothing unreasonable about his answer. One of the talking heads finally said something about the 2000 election that was tied up in legal wrangling and examining hanging chads in Florida.
Al Gore also “looked at it at the time.” He felt that there were questions about several precincts in Florida and mounted legal challenges that took weeks to resolve. There is no difference in what Trump said and what Gore did.
I believe that the American people are fed up, angry, and resolved to send a resounding message to Washington, the political class, and the main stream media.
There are voters who had let their registration expire and took action to assure that the registration was renewed so they could vote. There are newly registered voters who have never voted, but are now showing up to vote.
Some new registrations are as a result of Democrat voter drives. Many, however, are people who are taking action independently.
I suspect that those who want to keep the status quo see this tidal wave happening before their very eyes. They are beginning to realize that there is nothing that they can do to stop it.
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