Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Debate Day: Carpe Diem

We can only guess how debate prep is unfolding in the campaign camps.  CNN says walk throughs will commence shortly.  Topically it is a crap shoot although it is a pretty good guess that Webb, Chafee, and O'Malley will be concentrating on introducing themselves to viewers who have never heard of them.  When it comes to seizing the moment, however, the lady in red has already won the day.  She did it yesterday.

Hillary Clinton arrived in Las Vegas, got in a car, and went straight into town to join a labor rally at Donald Trump's hotel.  It seems one other candidate heard about this demonstration after Hillary had made a an entrance and a speech and sent a car  for people to wave at.  We do not know if that candidate was actually in the car at the moment.

Back in 2008, when I was promoting Hillary Clinton, one of the things I remember saying frequently was that she is scary smart and that what we need is scary smart. That remains true, and what could possibly be scarier to all comers no matter the party, than this amazing move by Hillary Clinton?  Basically, she can just stand there tonight and smile graciously.  As one commentator put it, she can straighten all their ties.  She won the optics with this.

Hillary Clinton Takes on Trump in Shadow of His Las Vegas Hotel

PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton shakes hands during a rally, Oct. 12, 2015, in Las Vegas.
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