THIS WEEK

FARMVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 04: (L-R) Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine stand on stage following the Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University on October 4, 2016 in Farmville, Virginia. This is the second of four debates during the presidential election season and the only debate between the vice presidential candidates. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

FARMVILLE, VA – OCTOBER 04: (L-R) Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine stand on stage following the Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University on October 4, 2016 in Farmville, Virginia. This is the second of four debates during the presidential election season and the only debate between the vice presidential candidates. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The VP debate has come and gone and Mike Pence dominated the evening.  He was asked more challenging questions than Tim Kaine, and he handled them very well.  Kaine kept interrupting every time Pence started to say something about the Clinton scandals.  He did it 70 times in 90 minutes.  Came off as rude.  Many who watched this debate wished Pence was at the top of the ticket.

I wrote a real long blog about the V.P. debate, but scrapped the whole thing upon returning from a weekend trip.  The things that happened while I was out of town are just too unbelievable to wait until next time.

DONALD TRUMP

The week after the first Presidential disastrous debate performance has not been good for Trump.  His biggest problem was he felt his debate performance was good.  Rumors flying around said Trump is not listening to his campaign staff on how he should act and what he should say.  He was left free to tweet during the V.P. debate and, quite frankly, should have had his phone taken away.  Making personal comments about Tim Kaine’s appearance shows a level of immaturity that is not seen in Presidents.

The latest Trump scandal is an 11 year old quote made on a bus about sex.  Don’t worry, I’ll keep this G rated.  The media has been running this quote non stop since it was leaked to the media.  Let me state that I played high school sports, and heard this type of talk almost on a daily basis.  It is not nearly as “shocking” as the media is proclaiming it to be.  However, I’m talking about what 15 year old high school boys were saying, not grown men.

The appeal of Donald Trump is he is from outside the political system.  The conservative voter is disgusted with the candidates that have been pushed down their throats.  Both Bush’s, McCain, Romney and even Bob Dole have been portrayed as conservatives when they are really moderates.  Then when things don’t work out the Republican “establishment” blames the conservatives in the party for the shortcomings.  Republican professionals are now calling for Trump to withdrawal from the election.  These are the same people Trump has criticized for not doing their job while in Washington.  These people do want anything to change in our government.  They oppose Trump for what he stands for, not him personally.  They would rather the Democrats were in control than the “system” be changed.

I am not even pretending that Trump is a conservative.  He is in fact a big government moderate.  But Donald Trump is campaigning against the Republican establishment and promises to change the power structure in Washington.  That is his appeal.  And Donald Trump defeated 16 more establishment candidates on his way to the nomination.  The Republican voters picked him over the others.

Here’s the problem.  Many of those Trump voters in the primaries believed Trump to be an intelligent man who would surround himself with an outstanding staff that would steer him through the process.  It appears the candidate has either picked a poor group of advisors or he is ignoring their advise.  I think it is the latter.  He acts as an immature little boy when talking about his opponents.  His name calling, his personal attacks about someone’s physical appearance does not present him as Presidential material.

Is there time left before the election for Donald Trump to correct this image?  Yes.  Do I think he will change to make these corrections?  No.  I have been waiting for this change for months.  I do not think Donald Trump will take advise from anyone.  He just has too big an ego to correct his problems.  And that exposes another major problem I see.  Even if he wins, and surrounds himself with wonderful people, will he listen to them when he refuses to listen to his current campaign staff.  Would this be good for the country?  No.

HILLARY CLINTON

Hillary has had a bad week herself.  The stories about her health continue to be circulated in a whisper campaign that will continue to gain traction.  Her light campaign schedule and her seclusion further the belief that there is something major wrong with her.

Wikileaks made another release of material from Hillary’s server.  This one related to speeches Hillary made to the Wall Street people.  She apparently told them there are 2 truths, the ones she says in public to get elected and the one she actually believes.

Hillary is in favor of open borders for the United States.  This will continue to drive down labor rates to make corporations more profitable.  She also told them she is in favor of the Trans Pacific Partnership that would allow American business to continue to move manufacturing to the cheapest labor nations and flood the finished goods back to the U.S. without tariffs.

This release shows Hillary has lied to America since the beginning of her campaign.  Hillary has absolutely no morals.  She lies, cheats and steals to get her way.  She wants to be President to continue to gather wealth for herself through the Clinton Foundation.

Hillary sold off large portions of our nuclear raw materials to Russia in exchange for large contributions to the Clinton Foundation and a large speaking fee for Bill.  If she lost, this gravy train would end.  The foreign governments would realize the Clinton’s would no longer have the power to do things for them.

Hillary campaigns on her experience in government.  When in the Senate, she did write two bills to name government buildings.  She claims she has dedicated her life to children. She pulls out video of speeches during her life that show she supports children.  The problem is she has no legislative accomplishments.  She has “co-sponsored” legislation that was written by others.  This is like saying “me too” along with 30 or 40 of her colleagues.

As Secretary of State Hillary had her restart with Russia.  She said Putin would work with the United States on world problems.  That is the same Putin who just told the U.S. to get out of Syria or risk having our planes shot down.  Clinton also oversaw our operations in Benghazi.  She lied to America (and the Gold Star Mothers) who lost their sons on that terrible night.  Hillary refused to send troops to try to protect our men, and them blamed the whole thing on a video.  As the information released this week shows, Hillary lies at every opportunity.  It is something in her DNA.  She just can not be truthful.

As Secretary of State, Hillary was involved with our rapid withdrawal from the Middle East.  This led to the establishment of ISIS.  In fact, everything Hillary did as Secretary of State has turned out badly for America, but quite well for the Clinton Foundation and her husband, Bill.  The country would be better served to have someone without any experience  than have Hillary in charge.

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