Tonight is the second presidential debate, airing at 9 PM Eastern on nearly every channel (except NBC which has football). My advice still stands: CSPAN, PBS, or online streaming. No networks or cable stations because their pundits are insufferable.
It’s not really a debate but rather a town hall meeting format According to the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), “half of the questions in the second debate will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources.” Our hosts are Martha Raddatz (ABC – @ ) and Anderson Cooper (CNN – @).
Since the Magic Bus hot mic “gaffe,” I’m expecting the questions to be mostly of a graphic nature and I am expecting that Donald will not show the “courage” he did during the first debate and will indeed “go there.” There being Bill.
If he does, I hope she calls him out on his sexism, reminding him that SHE is running, not Bill, that she has been married exactly once, to one man, for 41 years and has never cheated on him and all of her children have the same father. That she’d love to roll in the sewer with him but, the fact is, she’s not of his ilk. If he pulls the “enabler/you were mean to them” crap, I wish she could say, “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked them cookies.”
Oh, before I forget, here is a running tally of Republicans who have unendorsed Trump since Trump threw himself under the bus.
The bright side of this debate is that very few pundits are giving their unsolicited advice about “what Hillary needs to do.” After last time, I hope they got over their delusions that she doesn’t know exactly what she’s doing.
I also hope the commission does a complete mic check.
Again, the Keepin’ It 1600 crew is doing a pre-game “thing” on Facebook, beginning at 8:30 PM EDT. It was pretty good last time.
And because it’s good luck:
And because it’s good: