Quick reaction to tonight’s final debate

By Tom Quiner


Donald Trump turned in a very good debate performance. His efforts should shore up his support, but not enough to close the gap with Hillary Clinton.

Hillary’s performance was fairly solid. No big mistakes, but she was on the defensive on a number of occasions, especially the discussion of the Clinton Foundation.

She made a real whopper of a statement when she intoned that 95% of the Clinton Foundation’s receipts go to ‘helping people.’

Not according to the Sunlight Foundation.

The Clinton Foundation is nothing but a slush fund. These are not just Donald Trump’s words. They are the words of Bill Allison, a senior analyst for The Sunlight Foundation. Here’s how their website describes the Sunshine Foundation:

The Sunlight Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of civic tech, open datapolicy analysis and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all.

Mr. Allison said:

“It seems like the Clinton Foundation operates as a slush fund for the Clintons.”

He sites as evidence their 2013 tax forms. It seems that the Clinton Foundation took in $140 Million in grants and pledges, but only spent $9 Million in direct aid.

So Hillary didn’t shoot straight with the American public. But that’s nothing new. Most Americans know she lies.

Where Trump will benefit the most is in his unequivocal support of human life in contrast to Hillary Clinton’s insistence on unfettered human abortion up until the ‘infant’ is born.

There is no group of voters more passionate on an issue than pro lifers. Trump’s statement tonight will ensure that legions of pro lifers who don’t like Mr. Trump personally will vote for him on this single issue alone.

Did he move the needle tonight? Yes.

Will it be enough? Unlikely.



  1. hocuspocus13 on October 19, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Trump did very well showed strength and steadiness

    Clinton was a blathering idiot

    And in the polls the pollsters used 30% more DemocRats than Republicans to make it look like Hillary has a 5 point lead over Trump

    Just think about that

    A 30% jump to give Hillary a 5 point lead

    Hillary is sinking fast

    On the bottom of the sheets that have the poll results tell you who was polled

    • quinersdiner on October 20, 2016 at 6:52 am

      I hope you’re right.

      • d. knapp on October 20, 2016 at 7:56 pm

        We can only hope that the idea of our nation’s highest offices being sold to the highest bidders (foreign and domestic) will upset people more than some idiocies of Trump. Trump couldn’t do 1/2 the damage she could. He would have the congress to deal with. Clinton has been around so long that she has a huge and powerful machine to get her around the efforts of congress. This woman is what I call “scary smart”. She understand the world of politics like no one since the most intrigue laced royal courts of Europe’s past. Unfortunately, her understanding of politics is primarily for the empowerment and enrichment of herself and her family. If she needs to put us in a war w/ Russia, Iran and Syria to keep her situation stable, she will. She has no loved ones in that part of the world, she and hers would be safe in bunkers and she knows how to make it look like she cares for others as she puts a knife in their backs. Yea, she would have been one heck of a person to watch if she were at court w/ the likes of Henry VIII or Louis XIV. Well that whole thing she has w/ Email isn’t exactly skillful. On that she could take some lessons from Puttin. You’ll never have his Emails being leaked out…unless he wants them to be. For the sake of my child and everyone else’s on Earth, I pray she loses. She is a sociopathic psychopath. We will all pay mightily for the ridiculous desire of many to elect the first woman. Obama has done poorly b/c he was inexperienced and too ideologically driven. She will use her vast experience to cut our throats..metaphorically speaking. She is NOT an ideologue. She is a parasite. This wasn’t too strongly worded was it? This thing w/ her just is so nasty. She is a nasty woman. If Trump has never been right before, he was on THAT.

        • quinersdiner on October 21, 2016 at 2:38 pm

          I would be hard pressed to disagree with your characterization based on the mountain of evidence against Mrs. Clinton.

          • quinersdiner on October 21, 2016 at 2:44 pm

            He has tapped into something deep!

      • hocuspocus13 on October 20, 2016 at 10:52 pm

        Trump won all the online polls

        Some polls had Trump at 90

        Trump’s doing very well just look at his rallies with 20,000+ people

        The people have had enough