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2016 Election Media

‘Bad Hombre’ Trump Won Third Debate Soundly, UNTIL…

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

The last general election debate ended the way the first primary debate began with a question about Donald Trump accepting the outcome. As he did in that first primary debate, Trump refused to make a commitment. It is the public’s reaction to Trump’s refusal that will determine who won the third debate and possibly the election. Not because his refusal was so bad (although there will be independents who will find it a major turn-off) but because he gave an already hostile press the opportunity to ignore the good answers he gave last night. Before that answer Trump had won the third debate, afterwards the question of who won the debate is up in the air.

The one clear winner was moderator Chris Wallace, he asked both sides pointed questions, did not attempt to fact check and allowed the candidates to confront each other.  Unlike the first two presidential debates, Chris Wallace was a moderator rather than a participant.

Trump started off great, looking presidential,  giving clear policy answers, pointing out Clinton’s failures as a senator and secretary of state, the growing scandals regarding her campaign, and her flip flops as a candidate.

The discussion started with…

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Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (, contributing reporter at and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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