Trump versus Hillary at the Second Presidential Debate: Thought on Competition

Looking at this campaign from an undecided (voter) point of view, it’s hard to make a decision on who to vote for. One side, an established businessman (Trump) that says what he wants, sometimes offending certain groups. The other side, an established politician (Clinton) who is very strategic in her statements.

There are two things to do when gathering information. One is hearing and watch the facts come out from both sides. Not just because of the issues and how each candidate will accommodate them, if they were in office, but more importantly, their attitudes and actions when they are backed in the corner.

So, if you haven’t watched the second presidential debate, you should. It was better than the first, with more points touched and more importantly answered. As predicted, Trump was immediately attacked for the leaked video, that came out earlier last week. In response, Trump apologized and said it was locker room talk (private conversation). Immediately after, Hilary’s 30,000 email scandal got brought up and Hilary claimed that it was all legal and have been investigated, but some points said otherwise.

These attacks happened back and forth, as predicted, for the whole debate.

At the end CBS snuck in one more question from a Karl Becker. He said, “Regardless of the current rhetoric, would either of you name one positive thing that you respect in one another?”

Hilary’s response, “…I respect his children, his children are incredibly able and devoted and I think that says a lot about Donald, I don’t agree with nearly anything else he says or does, but I do respect that, and I think that is something that as a mother and a grandmother is very important to me…”, she then spins the question talking about how this election cycle is different and there is a lot in stake and we have to choose the right president.

Donald’s response, “…I will say this about Hillary, she doesn’t quit, she doesn’t give up. I respect that. I tell it like it is, she’s a fighter. I disagree with much of what she’s fighting for. I do disagree with her judgment in many cases but, she does fight hard and she doesn’t quit and she doesn’t give up, but I consider that to be a very good trait.”

All things set aside, this question stood out to us. The reason being, at the end of the day, this election is a competition. You may hate or even want to strangle your opponent in any competition, but what shows true class in any competition, winning or losing, is being able to truly respect and know your competition.

This last question really showed true colors of each candidate. Hilary clearly, does not have the integrity that she claims to the cameras. She took the question that was intended to describe Trump, she mentioned his kids and spun it back towards her self. Trump on the other hand, the one media claims as the worst thing since Hitler, showed something that is really lacking in today’s society, being able to separate yourself from a current situation and finding the positives in it.

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