Originally posted by Zahlanzi
Who in their right mind thinks Trump won the 2nd debate? Clinton intentionally won by a slight margin so that the GOP don't rally enough to take old Yelling Trump out and shoot him and get another candidate.
I think the dynamic has more to do with who Hillary is trying to appeal to. She is trying to gain voters who are either undecided or marginally in favour of Trump.
My opinion of the debate is that although Hillary quoted Michelle Obama with regards to maintaining the high ground, but she didn't follow through. She didn't stick to policy and went for a number of off topic personal attacks. Of course Trump was worse as he completely goes to pieces whenever policy is mentioned. He has three go to tactics for policy questions:
1. claim ignorance.
2. claim he will do it amazingly or some other vague non answer.
3. ignore the question and attack Clinton on something else.
But as I say above, she is not targeting people like me. If I was american I would be either voting Hillary or a third party. She is targeting those who might still vote Trump or who may abstain. Whether her tactics will pay off I don't know. I would like to think that more focus on policy would be more appealing to people, but Trump is evidence that many people do not think like I do.