first debate

Trump backed his personal Titanic up again and again, and tried to just ram through the iceberg, over and over. He was even up early this morning, providing yet another day's legs for this story.
Hillary Clinton went to Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, a mere seven miles east of New York City, and promptly out-New Yorked the New Yorker. She was confident, bold, in charge, poking with a wry smile at the master of persuasive provocation. She looked and sounded every bit the commander-in-chief.
The Democratic National "Debate" -- I just finished watching it or should I say enduring. It wasn't educating. It wasn't elevating and it wasn't, dare I say, entertaining.
Unlike his opponent, the president believes in the basic goodness and intelligence of his constituents, even those who may not yet support him, and perhaps never will.
After two years of constant campaigning, countless thousands of hands shaken, and hundreds of speeches given, it comes down to this... three 90-minute debates. The first one is now in the can, so it must be asked: "How did the candidates do?"