History’s weirdest election just got a lot weirder last night. After a horrendous two weeks capped by theultimate presidential candidate’s weekend from Hell, Donald Trump turned around and trounced Hillary Clinton in the second presidential debate.
As Samuel Johnson said, the prospect of a hanging can concentrate the mind — and after an opening 10 minutes in which he looked as though he was going to blow himself up with rage at Bill Clinton, Trump suddenly and surprisingly found the focus that had eluded him two weeks ago.
He came right at her — and on policy, yet. He hit her effectively on her email scandal, on the Democratic Party’s commitment to ObamaCare, on her ineffectuality as a senator when it came to changing the tax policies she claims he abuses as a wealthy person, and on the administration’s energy policies.