...due to the vanity and laziness that led him to think he could wing the most important 95 minutes of his life, he lost the thread of his argument, he lost control of his temper and he lost the perspective necessary to correct these mistakes as he went.
By the time the last 15 minutes rolled around, he was reduced to yammering about Rosie O’Donnell being mean to him and Hillary running mean commercials about him and praising himself because there are some really terrible things he could have said about Hillary but hasn’t.
His supporters should be furious with him, and so should the public in general. By performing this incompetently, by refusing to prepare properly for this exchange, by not learning enough to put meat on the bones of his populist case against Clinton, he displayed nothing but contempt for the people who have brought him this far — and for the American people who are going to make this momentous decision on Nov. 8.
He offended right wing conservatives who think of themselves as the best people (the smartest and hardest working) and made them look like fools, with his slipshod performance.
I watched this debate on my I-phone and gave myself a headache, but I am glad I watched it all in real time. Talk about a unitary moment. Millions saw this! Saw him snorting and blowing into the mic, interrupting, making stuff up, blatantly lying, etc. etc. etc. He did everything short of falling flat on his face!
In a few minutes I'm going downtown to meet my daughter and son in law for dim sum.