The Not-So-Great Debate

I’m not going to waste a lot of your time discussing the political debate. If you watched it you saw what I did. If you didn’t you probably don’t care who our next President will be, and that is why America used to be great – freedom of choice. We don’t have that any more. The first question was specifically designed to embarrass Donald Trump. It was deceptive of Fox News, and they have lost my respect for them. (Trump  came through unscathed, and for that he deserves the respect that Fox lost.)

The debate was similar to all political debates. With a few exceptions, it was a boring two hours. Most people (including those on stage) were waiting for Donald Trump to make an ass of himself. The only dust-up was a “food fight” between feisty Rand Paul and Chris Christie, who really wanted to call Paul a son of a bitch, but held back his temper.

Trump did what has captured the fancy of the American people – he spoke honestly and truthfully. He didn’t accept the premise of the questions put to him by a somewhat snotty Megan Kelly. She didn’t just do this to Trump, she (with her blond hair extensions) looked like she wanted to be in Hollywood and not wasting time with a bunch of sweaty politicians in, for God’s sake, CLEVELAND!)

Everyone except Trump and Ben Carson (who was almost ignored) just spouted out the same old rhetoric the consultants told them the constituents want to hear and which the constituents are sick of hearing. Trump was Trump, and Doctor Ben Carson gained a lot of support, which he deserves, by showing a sense of humor. When have you ever seen Obama smile, unless it was a candid shot of him with his cronies? He’s a bitter man, filled with rage, and he shows it.

So what did we learn from those two hours? Not much. Career politicians are still the same hucksters they’ve always been, from the youngest to the oldest. Donald Trump is bombastic, but truthful. And Doctor Carson is a good, honest, God-fearing man.

I think I could have predicted the outcome, if I had just skipped it and gone to bed.



About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on and available from . .
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