The 1st Hillary Trump presidential debate will take place this evening at NYC’s Hofstra University. The moderator is Lester Holt, the weekday anchor for NBC Nightly News and host of Dateline NBC Holt. Despite working for leftist media, Holt apparently is a registered Republican and a Christian, Who is Holt, although in these times neither of those can definitively be said to help or hurt either candidate.
The pre-debate games have been raging. There has been speculation that Holt may pull a Candy Crowley to avoid being “Lauered” Debate Speculation. The debate rules so far stipulate no breaks of any kind – bathroom or coughing, no panning away of cameras and no manipulating microphone audio Debate Rules. Hillary initially wanted to stand on a step stool (she’s 5’4″ vs. Trump’s 6’2″), id., but that was nixed in favor of a custom podium for her. Podia photos. Other kerfuffles include the Democrats demanding Holt fact check Trump because he lies (Holy chutzpah at Hofstra Batman!), Moderator a Fact Checker?, which won’t happen, and back and forth over guests. Hillary invited vocally anti-Trump billionaire Mark Cuban to sit in the audience front row. Trump immediately countered by hinting at a similar invite for Gennifer Flowers Front Row. Once this went public, Jaunita Broaddrick and Paula Jones wanted in as well, and Kathleen Willey stated that Bubba’s sex victims could “fill the entire audience.”
The foregoing is, I guess, to be expected. But there is actually one debate issue that is of serious concern (beyond whether or not the “debates” are worth while at all). That issue is whether or not the candidates will be allowed to wear earpieces (as Hillary likely did at NBC’s Townhall hosted by Matt Lauer Cheater?).
One Maryland voter took the bull by the horns on this issue and emailed the FEC on Sept. 8, 2016 asking if the presidential candidates could wear ear pieces at the presidential debates A Voter’s Simple Question. He was ignored. He emailed again on Sept. 21, 2016. This time he received a lawyer’s reply informing him of the form and format requirements for making a complaint to the FEC. Undaunted by the FEC’s non-response response our stalwart voter tried one more time, emailing:
As a lawyer, I’m sure you can differentiate between a complaint, and a request for a clear statement of rules. My email is seeking the latter. … I would be very grateful if you could let me know whether or not there is a clear rule prohibiting candidates from wearing ear mics and if so, whether or not it is your intention to enforce that rule. id.
Actually, given that he’s addressing a government lawyer, I think he presumes too much. And, no surprise at all, to date there has been no FEC reply to his quite simple and germane question going to the integrity of the presidential debate and the ability of voters to judge the candidates.
So, for the debate tonight, I recommend snacks, your favorite libation, and a sharp eye out for ear pieces. The debate, such as it is, is Trump’s to lose, I think, as at this point as all Hillary needs to do to rally the leftist media to her (leftist winning) is to physically last the entire debate. Personally, I hope she short circuits. We shall see.