The first of three Presidential debates is this Monday at 8 PM. It will last about an hour and a half. There are no breaks.
Those who think they know these things say the audience could top 100 million which would easily make this the most watched/listened to political event in history.
What will happen? Who will win? Will Trump say something unbelievably stupid even by his standards? Will Hillary have some sort of health episode?
What do I think about those questions? I don’t have the first clue, but I’ll tell you this: If the conventional analysis afterward is “Trump had a big night” or “This was awful for Hillary”, Donald Trump will be our next president. The other debates (plus a Vice-Presidential debate) probably won’t matter much. This is how important I think Round 1 is. Of course, it may well be that neither of those things is the post-debate headline. In that case, stay tuned for Round 2.
We shall all see together.