I missed most of the first debate because I don't subscribe to Fox Cable News. I was able to listen to it on the radio, but without seeing who was talking it was difficult to follow. I did watch the recent debate on CNN and one candidate stood out for me.
No, not Carly, although she came off well in the debate. She was very sincere and sympathetic about the loss of her son to drug addiction and her horror at the anti-Planned Parenthood video. She also had a few zingers for The Donald.
On the other hand Donald Trump came off like a pompous, attention craving, windbag. Talk about flip-flopping, he can't even decide if Carly Fiorina's "persona" is unattractive or if now she is "A beautiful woman."
So let's forget Trump. He's not a serious candidate. I'd rather look at some of the others who might be. In the usual cycles of Presidential elections we are due for a Republican. Sorry Hillary, but if you become the Democrat's candidate, I predict the brass ring will still be out of reach.
I read that her Democrat advisors are trying to warm up her "persona." There is something not likeable about her. Bill, on the other hand, can't be trusted either, but everyone likes him. Most Americans liked Dubya, but we all know he was not really President. Bush's strings were being pulled by Darth Chaney, the evil genius behind the throne.
Hillary was on Jimmy Fallon's show last night, smiling, laughing, talking about taking selfies with supporters, just about as warm and fuzzy as she could get. So maybe the "new" Hillary will do better than the old Hillary if she is able to hang on to the Democrat nomination.
Then if Carly Fiorina is able to win the Republican primary, we'd have two women running against each other and would finally have a woman President. I doubt that will happen but it is an interesting speculation. After all other countries have had women leaders, Israel, Germany, Britain, India, Argentina, and probably more I can't remember.
But back to the debate. I was most impressed with Marco Rubio, which surprised me. Rubio basically stole Trump's campaign theme of making America Great Again, but he actually had some substance in what he said. On his website he gives clear examples of why America was great in the 20th Century and why the shine has worn off in the last 15 years, and practical ideas on how to bring back that stature in the 21st Century. So far all Trump has done is blow hot air.
The election is still over a year away, but the candidates are taking shape now. We are starting to get to know who they are and what they stand for. So let's keep our eyes on candidates who stand for something other than their family name (Bush or Clinton) or their big egos (Trump). There's quite a selection out there and we should certainly be able to find someone among them who could and should be President.