The electoral college often gets a bum rap, mainly from people unaware of its purpose, but has served this country well for over two hundred years. Maybe we should cut it a break.
The question before us is no less than that put before the Constitutional convention in May of 1787: What sort of republic will America be?
Hillary on the other hand had little in the way of new material. It was widely speculated that she used up most of her ammo during the first debate. That speculation seems to have been proved correct.
Drink every time any candidate breaks out into a coughing fit. (one drink per instance) Drink at any remark that gets booed. (counts for moderator remarks too) Drink every time the moderator “fact checks” a statement by one of the candidates.
I'm not his biggest fan, but Trump showed me something Wednesday. He showed me that he's willing to do the hard things, he's willing to put his candidacy on the line. Meanwhile, Hillary has been MIA for most of the past fortnight. She hasn't even gone to Louisiana after both Trump and President Obama went. Baton Rouge should be mostly dry by now, will she ever go?
The politics of division is the main weapon in the Democratic arsenal. Their strategy is simple: divide and conquer. They pick a voting bloc, along any lines it doesn’t matter, give them victim status then assign a villain. Then come the promises… Give the ‘victim’ a largess, and/or take punitive action against the alleged bad guy. The oppressor is always the larger party, usually they call them ‘big’ as in ‘big oil’, or ‘big pharma’, just so you know who to blame. As an aside, you’ll never hear reference to ‘big academia’ or ‘big government’ from the left as those are clients and are thus exempt.
Republicans have to either push to admit more states into the union with favorable demographics, or do better with the minority vote in the current fifty.