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I think she has him on the defensive.


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Mark Shields, "Donald Trump does he dare to be boring"


WaPo Editorial Board: It’s beyond debate that Donald Trump is unfit to be president

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will debate on national television for the first time Monday night, and the stakes could not be higher. The presidency and, by extension, the country’s future — maybe the world’s — could hinge on what they say and how they say it.

Or so we have been told — in breathless pre-event speculation about everything from whether the moderator, NBC’s Lester Holt, will intervene to correct a candidate who strays from the truth, to whether one candidate or the other will be able to goad his or her opponent into a campaign-altering gaffe before an audience expected to reach 100 million.

Permit us to dissent from this conventional wisdom, vigorously. Yes, Monday night’s clash, and two additional debates to follow, will add drama to the election, and a bit more data to the massive pile of it already available to voters. In a fundamental sense, however, there is nothing much at stake, or shouldn’t be, because there is not much more to learn: Mr. Trump has amply demonstrated his unworthiness to occupy the Oval Office. It’s beyond his capacity in the upcoming 90-minute question-and-answer sessions to reverse or even substantially modify that conclusion.


Hillary Clinton's 'Between Two Ferns' Appearance Viewed 30 Million Times in 24 hours

(Jezebel) We were all aware that Hillary Clinton could smile like a winner, but who knew she is also skilled in not smiling at well-timed, seemingly inopportune moments? This tactic is called “deadpanning,” and Clinton used it to wonderful effect as she subjected herself to an interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis on his sporadic web series “Between Two Ferns.”

The video of the interview, published on Thursday, was viewed 30 million times in the first 24 hours after its release, giving it the highest first-day viewership in Funny or Die history, according to the Hollywood Reporter. That’s way more views than Galifianakis’ last interviewee/victim, Brad Pitt, who is having a decidedly worse week than Clinton.

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