In second Clinton debate, damaging tape increases stakes for Trump


Let’s use this thread to discuss the debate.

It is definitely one for the history books!


Just in case you were wondering if the moderator tonight will be unbiased:

The first set of debate questions tonight will be about lewd Trump tape, and Clinton will answer first:


A chapter in history I will be skipping.


Well, I’ll try to look on the bright side. Maybe if they start with the tape and just deal with it straight out in the first moments of the debate, they can move on quickly to discuss other things…but perhaps I’m naive!


Why does the moderator raising the questions make him biased. Trump, not the moderator, is responsible for his own words and actions.:shrug:


Because I don’t suppose they will be discussing the WIki leaks scandal first?


Of course not.I wonder if the moderators will even bother? Rhetorical question.:rolleyes:


A sincere apology is about all T can do at this point, move on, and try to be honest and level headed.

I wish him well tonight.


I’ve got my baking ingredients and am ready to take out my frustrations on some muffin batters – a batch of zucchini, and batch of banana, maybe more if the debate really gets on my nerves. :smiley:


Cooking and cleaning is the only way I can deal with watching these sort of things.

A few years back when the Broncos forgot to show up to play the Seattle Seahawks at the Super Bowl, my kitchen was sparkling clean by the end of the game. :eek:

Let’s all try to remain calm, and maybe remove all heavy objects from within reach before the debate starts (don’t want any broken tellie screens). :stuck_out_tongue:


I love the way you hold out hope for an intelligent discussion of the issues. :hug3:

From your mouth to God’s ears! :smiley:


or any of the Hillary scandals!


Sad day for the pro-life movement. It will take more than 43 years to un-do all the damage Trump has done to the pro-life cause. And there’s no guarantee (far from it) a Democratic-controlled Congress will approve a “pro-life” SCOTUS nominee – the possibility of which, as far as I can tell, is the ONLY thing that makes the guy “pro-life.”

Hillary doesn’t even need to prepare for the 2nd debate. All she has to do is show up and try not to break character like she’s on an SNL skit trying not to laugh.

Prayers that Trump does the right thing and steps down.


I can’t really imagine a scenario where this goes well for Trump. He was patting himself on the back after the first debate for not bringing up Bill Clinton and his philandering, and there’s pretty much no way he’s not going to bring that up tonight. I expect he’ll try to use that in a “see, he’s just as bad as me” sort of way, and I don’t think that’s gong to fly.

It’s also a townhall-style debate, which I don’t think he’s really done.

Also, I don’t expect much substantive discussion on things like policy from either of them. Just a mudslinging festival.



And then what? What does the Constitution say about this eventuallity. I don’t think it does.


It wouldn’t be the Constitution making that rule; it would come from the RNC’s rulebook:

Filling Vacancies in Nominations
(a) The Republican National Committee is hereby authorized and empowered to fill any and all vacancies which may occur by reason of death, declination, or otherwise of the Republican candidate for President of the United States or the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States, as nominated by the national convention, or the Republican National Committee may reconvene the national convention for the purpose of filling any such vacancies.
(b) In voting under this rule, the Republican National Committee members representing any state shall be entitled to cast the same number of votes as said state was entitled to cast at the national convention.
© In the event that the members of the Republican National Committee from any state shall not be in agreement in the casting of votes hereunder, the votes of such state shall be divided equally, including fractional votes, among the members of the Republican National Committee present or voting by proxy.
(d) No candidate shall be chosen to fill any such vacancy except upon receiving a majority of the votes entitled to be cast in the election.


and why do you think it is the right thing for him to step down?
week after week information is being leaked for months about Hillary. she should have bowed out a long long time ago!


Every American should be angry. There are far more important matters to discuss and we have to listen to them debate junk!

BOTH Trump and Clinton should boycott the debate if that is what mods want them to debate…junk.


Bringing up Trump’s words doesn’t make the debate, or the moderators, biased. It’s an issue, people are concerned, and even prominent people in Trump’s own party (McCain, Romney, Ryan, Ayotte, McConnell, etc.) have spoken harshly about Trump’s words.

Of course they’re going to bring it up. It’s an issue.

That said, I think the smartest thing for Clinton to do would be to respond to questions about this by saying something like “I’ll let Mr. Trump’s words speak for themselves,” and just drop it there.


Lets here them discuss the national debt. $ 19,642,992,???,??? and counting!!!

and the surge of illegal immigrants as discussed by border patrol council member and agent Chris Harris


Pence might have a better chance against Clinton?

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