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Debate #3: Thank God It’s Over

Like most Americans,I have been left strung out and emotionally exhausted by this election season. Hillary Clinton is a horrible robotic humanoid who lies incessantly and sold her soul back when she defended the blue dress.

Worst of all, she’s just not that bright. If someone is going to condescend to me from her perch on high, can’t she at least be a smart chicken? But no. Hillary is dull-witted, flat-footed, and drones on nonsensically. Her mini-speeches within speeches are focus-grouped word salad. If this election season has dispelled one key myth, it’s this: Hillary Clinton as towering intellect.

Speaking of word salad, Donald Trump mixes up his own variety, and it’s tiring trying to follow his thoughts. Tonight, Donald stayed on task. Some suggested this calmer demeanor reflected the knowledge that he knew the race was over. It’s more likely that his handlers told him to put a cork in it and he did the best he could.

Trump answered most topics well. His strongest argument against Hillary is that she’s had a chance to do something but hasn’t. When he pointed out that the United States was going back to Mosul, I wanted to stand and cheer. When he compared his résumé to hers, I thought: at least he built something. When he said he would repeal and replace Obamacare, I felt like crying. If only. If only that would actually happen.

When he wouldn’t outright say that he accepted the election results, the pearl clutching from the media and political consultants on Twitter provoked eye rolling everywhere. Yoo hoo? Al Gore ring any bells? It will be front page everywhere tomorrow. For every four good things Trump says right, he shoots himself in the foot at least once.

That brings me to the media generally. This election has revealed this group for the Democrat boot-lickers Republicans suspected and accused them of being. Out in all their glory, lefty journalists feverishly defended Hillary during the debate. Sarah Kliff was a one-woman Hillary defense initiative.  Journalists actively cheered Hillary during the debate. The profession needs a serious reformation.

This election season has been so traumatic that my overall feeling during this debate was just: please make this misery end. But it won’t end. I suspect there will be torment no matter who wins this election.

There will be no reprieve for the American electorate. Americans get the leadership they deserve.

Melissa Mackenzie
Melissa Mackenzie
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Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and a Ragdoll cat. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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