THE LION AND THE GAZELLE: TRUMP VERSUS CLINTON II.
Last Sunday’s Presidential debate between Donald J Trump and Hilary Clinton provided enough theater to satisfy serious academic analysis of brute force versus elegance. The conventional wisdom is that brute force always wins but this has been proven wrong so many times. Muhammad Ali versus Frazier in “The Rumble in the Jungle,” is a famous example of the triumph of grace over grit. A messy brawl with mudslinging and brickbats was predicted by pundits before the debate but the actual event showed that, class can outwit brute force.
Attempts by Mr. Trump to denigrate and expose Hilary Clinton by proxy, through Bill Clinton’s philandering behavior, only served to expose Trump to ridicule. Donald, you are contesting against Hilary Clinton and not Bill Clinton. Inviting accusers of Bill Clinton and decorating the first row of the debate audience with them was crude, contentious, and crazy. If he had watched Hilary vs Congress, an epic 11-hour battle of class versus crudity, Mr. Trump would have not stooped to such low antics in the hope of rattling Hilary. His ruddy-faced demeanor, grunting, and pacing around Hilary like a lion about to pounce and devour a gazelle, only served to expose his intemperate disposition.
Mrs. Clinton took all the Trump blows, counterpunched and even threw a few upper cuts that threw Trump off balance, that he resorted to whining and endless interruptions of Hilary that the moderators had to step in to caution him. He now accuses the moderators of siding with Secretary Clinton and making the debate an unfair 3 to 1 match. What impudence on the part of Donald Trump!
A memorable encounter was when Trump tried to use leaked Wikileaks’s account of Hilary Clinton’s Wall Street speeches to attack her relationship to Wall Street. Mrs. Clinton used Abraham Lincoln, a Republican President, in a fashion reminiscent of Machiavelli to parry the blow. As every politician including Lincoln knows, you must treat each special interest specially, so long as you keep your ultimate goal in mind. Telling Wall Street that they are best placed to reform Wall Street means that, their inputs will be sought during the reform process, and not that they will be given a blank cheque to write the reform bill.
Hilary Clinton’s masterly performance and Donald Trump’s inability to apologize for his “locker room banter” detailing his nonconsensual groping, fondling, and kissing of spinsters and married women has dealt a death knell to his quest to succeed an Alien, Moslem, American President from Kenya. His denial of actually carrying out his horny behavior will encourage his victims to start emerging out of the woodworks, and start confronting him as Ms. Universe, Alicia Machado did.
As Africastallestman predicted when Donald Trump won a divisive, mudslinging Republican Primary, the next United States President will be President Hilary Clinton come January 2017 and I urge her not to disappoint her ardent supporters by pandering to the left (old right) but pursue a center right (old left) policy. See “The New Right Is The Old Left” – https://africastallestman.com/2016/07/12/the-new-right-is-the-old-left/