C’mon, are we really surprised that Trump performed that way? Are we really surprised that they prepped him that way?
Are we really surprised that THEY blew up the entire process; that THEY refused to play by the rules of the debate, the rules of fairness, the rules of decency?
Folks, I say they because I’m talking about the ENTIRE GOP! Sure Trump’s their pit bull, but they’ve been blowing up constructive political discourse for years!
They learned long ago that outrageous statements and lies may destroy constructive debate and political norms, but who cares if you win? There hasn’t been constructive political debate for some time because the GOP has forsaken it for a successful bullying strategy.
And folks, the only way they stop is for all of us to soundly reject that strategy on November 3rd. If you hate seeing debates like this; if you hate how bad politics has gotten between you and your friends, then do something about it, by voting for the only party left that still believes in rules, norms, and decency.