The second Republican debate was last night. All of the candidates didn't impress me, overall. If I had to choose one candidate on the Republican side, I would reluctantly choose Trump. The debate itself was quite long. Longer than it should have been, I feel. Because most of what all these candidates were saying was largely a whole lot of nothing.
Trump didn't sound like a total tool on stage like the others. Jeb was the worst offender of this. His eyes looked dead and lifeless, like fish eyes. He was too rigid. As if he was precisely reciting what his SuperPAC donors wanted him to say in the worst appealing way. His bouts with Trump were pretty funny. Trump called him out on a lot of shit, exposing him as a lifeless hack, and no better than his brother.
The heated exchange between Trump and Fiorina was also amusing. When Trump called her ugly before the debate, that was uncalled for and had no place in politics, but him rephrasing his comment to mean that her persona was ugly, I could agree with. I still doubt he originally meant ugly persona, but who knows. She's a shifty former Hewlett-Packard CEO, and was rightfully fired because she was terrible at her job.
It also came to light after the debate that she had sent Iran hundreds of millions of dollars in computer parts through the company, but publicly it was by a foreign subsidiary of HP, when at the time, it was illegal because of the strict US export sanctions. Looking at how she carried her throughout the debate, she appeared cold and calculated. Really unappealing aura radiating from her. I would say that she's an extreme version of Hillary in that respect. We definitely don't need someone with her credentials and track record as president.
I'm looking forward to the Democratic debate next month. It's going to be a stark contrast in the number of candidates. We'll get to hear from Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee. My vote is going for Sanders at this point and time. Unless O'Malley, Webb, or Chafee can impress me by a huge margin. Voting for Hillary is out of the question. I completely dislike her.