I didn't watch the debate but from what I've read it looks like Trump has decided to stop whining about the bias at the debates and just start working around it. I think that in previous debates and in interviews Trump complained about the bias and even though he was right it made him appear petty to the average, uninformed viewer (they are obviously the majority). Conservatives are going to have to do a better job of working around media bias because it isn't going to change anytime soon. Even Huckabee has had issues dealing with it and he's a very skilled politician.
I also find it hard to watch debates (It makes me nervous!) and I often watch them only in segments in replays. But this one I did watch.
To me, the most important issue is what needs to be done to save this nation and what each candidate believes, their philosophy of government, their truthfulness with the American people, and how solid their plans are for helping make America greater and more secure at home and abroad--fiscally, militarily, and constitutionally
On all of those points, Hillary would clearly be a disaster. Her policies, her rapist husband, her cover-up for him, her theft of information and her helping the enemy--all of these are things America needs to know about and reject. Our nation's future rests on how each candidate would respond to and prepare for every serious threat to our nation as President.
I think now, more than ever, Republicans should all stand together and support our Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. We must defeat Hillary Clinton, who is selling our nation to the highest bidder and is ruining our sovereignty and security.
Out of the gate, debate moderator Anderson Cooper sprang the video clip about Trump's lurid comments about women, which came from a leaked "private, off the record" conversation in 2005 at NBC. Donald Trump was prepared with a short statement of regret and apology for hurting his family and others with the words from 2005 about sexual advances toward women. He is now ashamed of these words and regrets the hurt it has caused his family and others. This video was shamelessly leaked. NBC broke their word and code of honor that they would not publish such comments. Trump said that these "locker room" comments were wrong and he was ashamed of them. But he also made the distinction, when pressed, that while his was words only, Bill Clinton had actually raped several women, who were seated in the front row of the audience. And Hillary had shamed these women when they came forward.
This was breathtaking, actually. I think many of us applauded, because finally someone had the courage to stand up against the Clinton machine of corruption and sellout. It is about time that the rapes and disastrous coverups of the Clintons are exposed. These are crimes that should have been prosecuted and for which Trump promised to hire an independent prosecutor to investigate if he wins the White House. Both of the Clintons should be in jail, not in the White House.
Donald Trump was very aggressive and effective during this debate in getting his points across of what he would do as President. He clearly won the debate, if not the hearts and minds of the Americans watching. He addressed Mrs. Clinton's many failures to protect America with her disastrous foreign policy failures. He also pointed out the strong bias in favor of Hillary at the debate, of it being "three against one" with the moderators taking the Clinton's side. Trump gave a commanding and powerful performance. He is amazingly courageous. He was able to deflate and silence Clinton, who largely sat the last 30 minutes of the debate in her chair, slumping. Trump did not sit down, but was like a restless tiger, pacing the stage. One candidate is strong, one is barely able to stand.