By: Ariel Margolin
In the latest cagefight-like scrap between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, a victor has not had a 3-letter organization’s belt placed around their waist. Both candidates have reached the stage in which their ammo is gone and hand-to-hand will surely ensue. Its no holds barred as both attempt to sway voters still on the fence or not fully sure of who to support.
Let us kickoff the pigskin with Donald Trump, he has performed strongly in the last two debates, seeming unscripted and conversational. He parried several blows quite well with finger-snapping zingers and took the best defense, a strong offense. What struck me about his strategy was his calls for the now-disenfranchised Bernie Sanders supporters to vote red this November, mentioning Mr.Sanders several times. He must swing for the fences in the homestretch as the exposition of several of his scandals have caused his poll numbers to plummet. He must clean his nametag and press onwards with his well-documented vigor and must get the undecided vote if he hopes to be called Mr.President.
Hillary took a dualistic approach, delivering both a series of offenses and yet remaining a hands-clasped professional onstage. She took a play from Trumps book by coining a descriptive phrase of her opponent with “Trumped-Up Trickle Down Economics;” the remark made its appearance in regard to Trump’s economic policy vision. She also took to playing the adult during the debate by patronizingly grinning when an offense was launched against her. Off-stage, her beach-combing for anti-Trump materiel was well-executed by showing the world many of his sex scandals and the bringing forth of women he allegedly assaulted.
Both the candidates must kick it into high gear, Trump if he is to close the gap and Hillary if she wishes to pull away from the horse pack. Whatever the case may be, we can pull up our lawn chairs and watch the political fireworks happening before us.
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