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My vote goes to Trump on debate

September 28, 2016 4:31 A.M.

AS WE'VE SAID before, not a lot to choose from, but based on the first presidential debate, my vote, if I had one, goes to Donald Trump.

While there was a great deal of recrimination and accusation about who is racist, and who lacks stamina to be president, there were a number of clear differences on key issues that should be of concern to many Americans.

Clinton attacked Trump on his failure to release his tax claims, and his disparaging remarks about Rosie O'Donnell. Does that really impact how an American votes for their president?

While we don't like to hear the protectionist tone, Trump again hammered the need to create a climate where a flood of American jobs no longer goes to other countries, and his tax cuts surely resonate, as opposed to the left wing mantra of taxing the rich, and driving up the minimum wage.

While Clinton boasted about her role in U.S. foreign policy, the fact of the matter is that the U.S. is no longer the dominant world power it once was, and the fight against Isis and terrorism has  been anything but a success. and in terms of dealing with violence in America, we think Donald Trump's use of the words law and order is whats needed, may not have resonated with the media, but it may have with middle America which is disturbed and outraged by what is going on in so many American cities.

Donald Trump has a lot of warts, but he is anything but the status quo which aptly describes Clinton.  On this night at least, he demonstrated he deserves the increased support he's been getting at the polls.

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Del says:
September 29, 2016 02:53pm

Not sure what alternate reality you live in but if you love the guy so much feel free to get the hell out of Canada and live your blissful ignorant life in the US.

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Ken says:
September 29, 2016 11:08am

According to many political commentators, there is simply no contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. While Clinton may be a flawed candidate, Donald Trump is, on the other hand, “manifestly unfit.” They bolster these claims with listicles of hundreds of supposedly disqualifying things that Trump has said or done throughout his time in public life. If you can name a hundred-odd reasons against Trump but only the email scandal and Benghazi against Clinton, then it would seem, mathematically speaking, that Clinton is by far the lesser of two evils.

But this is simply untrue. Not only has Clinton made an equal, if not greater number of errors, her errors are often magnitudes worse than anything Trump has ever said or tweeted.

Compare, for instance, their worst attempts at outreach to Hispanic communities. On Cinco de Mayo, Trump tweeted a picture of himself eating a taco bowl with the caption “I love Hispanics!” Slate, Olbermann, and the Clinton campaign all listed this as a disqualifying offense. How much more disqualifying, then, is Clinton’s involvement in the FALN clemency controversy? When Hillary Clinton was running for senator of New York, she received word that she could win over “strategic communities” if her husband offered clemency to a group of Puerto Rican nationalists imprisoned for terrorism. Sure enough, President Clinton commuted the sentences of 16 unrepentant FALN terrorists soon after. Though Hillary Clinton claimed to have had nothing to do with the decision, she supported it until public outcry shamed her into reversing her position. So on the one hand, you have a candidate who tweeted, “I love Hispanics!” and on the other, you have a candidate who supported and likely encouraged the commuted sentences of 16 radical Puerto Rican terrorists in order to win votes. These are not morally equivalent.

Time and again, Trump’s largely media-driven scandals have only underscored how much more profound the implications are for Clinton’s failings. Trump insulted a Gold Star family? Clinton is being sued by two Gold Star families for defamation of character. Trump claims he was against the Iraq War despite saying, “Yeah, I guess so,” on The Howard Stern Show? In 2008, Clinton claimed she was against the Iraq War despite voting for it. Trump wrote negative tweets about 258 people and organizations on Twitter? Clinton derided 40 million Americans as deplorable, irredeemable, and anti-American. The Trump Foundation gave a suspicious donation to a judge? The Clinton Foundation received donations from Saudi Arabia and Boeing as Hillary Clinton was approving a weapons deal of Boeing fighter jets to Saudi Arabia. These jets were used to kill thousands of Yemeni civilians.

Hillary Clinton is manifestly unfit to be president of the United States.

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Alistair Morris says:
September 28, 2016 04:13pm

I love it! Dim Harassment strikes again!

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Deadbeat says:
September 28, 2016 12:27pm

Trump is a micromanager. He will actually get shit done on time, on budget. if anyone fails to come through on their end, there are others who will gladly take their place and do the job right. As opposed to friends and cronies doing nothing and stealing everything that isn't welded down. Too bad personal rights and freedoms will be tossed aside and fascism will rein supreme unDer the donald.

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David Webb says:
September 28, 2016 12:13pm

You know, I was going to say something about how ridiculous your position on this issue is... but given your position on just about everything else I guess it fits. Seems every city needs a fringe-right-wing mouthpiece writing editorials.

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Sean Lane says:
September 28, 2016 10:58am

For sure Trump appears as a bully and a blow hard. However, your point about law and order may be very valid. The madness that has possessed much of the US must be disconcerting to the middle class. The murders of police officers, terrorist attacks and riots must be cause to consider a 'law and order' candidate. The media approach of justifying the murders and riots and explaining how low your chances are of being blown up may not work. There may be a backlash to all of this.

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Liz says:
September 28, 2016 10:56am

Well Mr Harrison, even your Professor guest on your radio show this morning who is an expert on US political matters effectively said you are nuts in picking Trump as the winner of the debate.
I have a bit of loose change hanging around, would you like to enter into a material wager with me, say for $5,000. ,even money, and you take Trump to win the upcoming election. Let me know, and if it's a go, I will have Fulton & Co draw up an agreement and we will post the wager amount in escrow with Fulton.

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Steve Delaney says:
September 28, 2016 09:28am

WTF Jim? Have you not been following the Election? I'm so glad you represent a tiny demographic group. Is it just schadenfreude that you want some narcissistic git with a personality disorder in charge of the uneducated well-armed giant? He's a lieing bully who will do as bullies always have.

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Liz says:
September 28, 2016 08:29am

You just can't stop stirring things up using your red neck approach to everything. Trump as leader of the USA, how stupid can you be!

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Bill Hacock says:
September 28, 2016 08:03am

Trump says that he is so smart that he pays no federal income tax. Really, Mr. Harrison.....and you do not believe that this would resonate with the U.S. voter. Your kidding when you say he won the debate. Bully"s never debate. You get it now. Sorry but this time you are the one "out of touch" with the the debate show.

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Lee Kenney says:
September 28, 2016 07:56am

Sandwich of the day , The Donald, white bread, full of baloney, with Russian dressing and small pickle !Complimentary breath mint.

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Pierre Filisetti says:
September 28, 2016 06:35am

There sure is no surprise in the
buffoon-esque media supporting the reality TV star. Reason is not your passion, Jimmy.

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