And The Winner Is …

Well, “it’s um,” ”you know man,” ”you liar,” “you clown,” “shut up man.”

And so it went. Some thought Chris Wallace might stroke out, but alas, he made it through. As did Joe Biden. Not exactly a sterling performance, but better than many projected, and so that was enough to assure a draw.

Trump was Trump! A feisty fighter for his accomplishments and clear concise reasoning for many of the decisions he’s made as president.

I think Trump fell short in a couple of areas. When race was the subject, Trump should have been all in. For example, Biden’s record on education, especially for inner city families, is abysmal. The Biden and Obama team get a big fat F on education. Trump could easily have sited Baltimore where not ONE student in nine of nine Jr. High Schools can read at grade level. It’s a perfect example of unions destroying kids’ futures just so they can collect more dues, gain power, and make bigger contributions to leftist politicians.

Another place President Trump could have scored some major points (maybe even a knock out) is Biden’s support for free health care for illegal immigrants. In mostly Democrat cities there are thousands of homeless people living on the streets, many of them vets.They have no health care, but Biden and his running mate want to put American tax payers on the hook to pay for illegal immigrants’ health care.

From there he could have bridged to a discussion about Biden’s support for looser borders, sanctuary cities, and all the other money illegal immigration costs America’s taxpayers – billions and billions of dollars.

Unlike a lot of the talking heads, I do believe Trump had a winning issue with Hunter Biden and the deals his dad secured for him in China, Russia andUkraine. But Trump lacked the specifics. He didn’t mention that Hunter flew with his VP father on Air Force 2 on July 28th and on August 8th.  Hunter got a deal that paid him $50,000 a month in the energy industry despite his having zero experience. On October 3rd Joe and Hunter flew to China on Air Force 2, and returned home 3 days later with Hunter having scored a $1.5 billion deal to manage for the Chinese Communists.

With specifics like that, Joe would have had a harder time yelling “liar, liar”. He’d still do it, but his credibility would be shot.

And to you, Mr Biden, you would do well to remember why Donald Trump won four years ago. Much to your amazement, it wasn’t because you and Obama did a great job with anything. You divided us more, you taxed us more, you regulated us more, and you lied to us more – and not just about Obamacare.  You prolonged wars because that’s all you knew how to do. You thought by siding with the Palestinians and the Iranians, and kicking Israel in the teeth, you could somehow get a peace deal. Not even close. It was one of the worst foreign policy calculations in our history, and it gave us a disastrous deal with Iran that helped them fund even more terrorism against Israel and against America.

Mr Biden, you stared into the camera and told us how wonderful you are and how dreadful the Trump Administration is. Maybe that will work with Americans who don’t remember the truth of Obama-Biden. Or who don’t remember that you had 47 years in high public office and did not achieve a single major accomplishment in all that time. You have been caught lying on more occasions than anyone can count. In fact, just this week, you claimed you got your academic start at a black college that has no record or recollection of you ever attending.

As sincere as your pose appeared looking into the camera, how in the world can we believe you? You lied about your son Hunter last night, you lied about attending that black college, you lied about Donald Trump’s record, and you lied about your own. Frankly, it was repulsive.

A good leader, Joe, when talking about accomplishments talks about the team; ‘we did this’ and ‘we did that’ and ‘I’m especially thankful to so and so for their help’. Much more believable, Joe.

So who won? To my way of thinking the real winner is whichever network sponsors the next debate because America is anxious to see someone actually tell the American people what they will do, contrast their vision with their opponent’s, and offer a positive agenda for America’s future.

John Philip Sousa, IV

John Philip Sousa, IV is an entrepreneur, political activ-ist, author and accomplished business person. John has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, built a highly successful marketing company, ran for congress at age 24, and in 2016 created and led the successful movement to draft Dr Ben Carson into his candidacy for President of the United States. John is author of John Philip Sousa, A Patriot’s Life in Words and Pictures and Ben Carson, RX for America.

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