On the second debate - Clittary Hilton
Oct. 10th, 2016
01:25 pm - On the second debate
Trump has won this debate hands down. He was dealt a stacked deck by hostile moderators, but prevailed. The winning line was his promise to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary's shenanigans ("to look into your situation"). This line resonates widely, because all the republicans, most of the independents, and a good chunk of the democrats, would love to see Madame Secretary in jail.
I must disappoint them, however, this ain't gonna happen. In the unlikely event Trump wins in November, Obama-the-lame-duck will pardon her, in advance and for all her crimes. Of course, the Nobel Laureate's conscience will not come cheap to the Clinton Foundation. But they do have experience in trading presidential pardons for hard cash. Recall the fugitive businessman Marc Rich, who had paid $1M openly (and untold millions under the table) and received a lame-duck pardon on January 20, 2001, Clinton's last day in office. Obama might be more expensive because he would be also selling his reputation, of which Clinton had none.