After the “debate”, there has been a backlash against Donald Trump. I haven’t seen any new poll’s yet but wouldn’t be surprised at any gains or losses. We here at SUFA are frustrated with the low information voters. I think Trump, FOX and most that we watch are playing to that vast audience. Mitt Romney won his debates with Obama if truth and accuracy were the criteria used to judge. But he lost in the real world where playing a crowd and selling a lie can determine the winner. An article at AT caught my attention. The author is disappointed with FOX’s low tactics.
Millions of conservatives were looking forward to the GOP debate like kids waiting for a new Avengers film. Sick to death of leftist moderators going after Republican candidates with malicious intent, this debate was going to be different. With the moderators being from Fox, this debate would be classy and substantive. There would be none of Stephanopoulos’s trick questions meant to destroy, like when he asked Romney if he thought birth control should be legal. Chris Wallace has a lefty bent and, like his father, can be quite arrogant, but Bret Baier is one of the best in the business. And Megyn Kelly, whom we’ve watched since she was Megyn Kendall, is usually incisive and elegant.
Our fantasy was not to be. Right out of the box, Kelly asked Trump a lowbrow question that belied someone’s many hours of opposition research. The tone was instantly set. This debate was going to be like a tacky reality show, unworthy of the candidates, with the possible exception of Trump. Fox was going to take out Trump with glee while 24 million people watched. They were so proud, and they stooped to his level to do it. Rather than let him betray his own ignorance on legitimate topics, like how he would actually secure the border or how he would fix health care or his knowledge of the Constitution, they went for the low-info voter, trigger-warning crowd with a question about name-calling.
The whole fiasco was pathetic. Fox News fell from its lofty aerie on Thursday night into the Neverland of degenerate gotcha politics.