The author published two political newspapers, predicted Trump's victory in July 2016, and a recent article on many of Trump's achievements.
Overconfidence is doing it again!
As outrageous as Donald John Trump was in 2016 when he first ran for the presidency, it served a purpose. He was on the front page of the nation's press almost every day leading up to the election he won. At that time the press and the political pundits were so sure that Hillary Rodham Clinton would win, they caused her to lose. Many of her supporters stayed home resting on that "assured victory" only to find that Trump had a decisive win in the Electoral College.
This time around the third presidential debate was to have been largely devoted to a debate on foreign policy. Leading up to the debate the debate commission changed from foreign policy to domestic issues where candidate Biden appeared to be stronger.
If Trump's success in moving America's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, sealing a peace accord between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, destroying the ISIS Caliphate, getting NATO members to increase their defense budgets, and making better trade agreements with Mexico and Canada, were not to be front and center, then he was still able to point to the Biden Family's gross profiteering from Biden's days as Obama's VP.
The president's other major accomplishment of the final 2020 debate was his confident and presidential tone. No longer the "bull in the china shop," Trump used his two-minute segments to stress Biden's promises of future actions for which there were no precedents. He showed that Biden had opposed actions Trump had taken that lessened the severity of the pandemic, and the president was able to publicly highlight his efforts on behalf of America's minorities, whereas Biden's actions during his time as vice president had made those minorities' struggles even harder.
Both candidates seemed to stear clear of mentioning the Supreme Court. Trump is soon to have a victory there in the Senate before the election.
Biden's support of his party's Green Deal led to his most difficult moments. He said he favored shutting down America's petroleum industry, and said he had not called for an end to fracking (an energy producing technique) and challenged Trump to produce evidence that he had. Trump will post that existing evidence.
Trump handled his difficult moments, including the Biden taunt over the separation of some parents and children at the border and the 500+ who have not been reunited with a parent. President Trump pointed out that many came unaccompanied, brought here by Mexican "coyotes", and that Biden's support of "catch and release" when he was vice president had allowed dangerous illegals to disappear into America.
With 10 days to go until Election Day, what did the final debate accomplish?
In deference to Joe Biden, the national press and social media have seemingly ignored the Hunter Biden laptop's indications that Joe Biden and the Biden Family profited ourageously from Hunter Biden's deals with Russia, China, and The Ukraine. With the prominence the debate and Republican efforts will now give that laptop, Biden's public support will be somewhat reduced.
The Senate's subpoenas to Facebook and Twitter to explain their interference in this election are well-deserved, though Mr. Zuckerberg will still use Facebook to selectively remind 11 million likely Democrat voters to go to the polls on November 3rd.
The president will need more Black male voters to shift and vote for him in key districts. His more "presidential tone" in the final debate may make it more comfortable for a shift in some white female voters' votes.
Threats of higher taxes, left-of-center moves by the Democrat Party, threats to the petroleum industry, and the prominence the final debate gave to Biden's proposal to eventually provide "a path to citizenship" for all illegal immigrants, has stirred the pot. If the Democrats can't turn out the vote, the election will be up for grabs.
Those new factors, and the administration's final push efforts in the key swing states, may be just enough to give President Trump a second term, and the final debate will have served its purpose...even with the last minute shift from his strong foreign policy achievements.
You may want to review this list of his achievements:
© 2020 Demas W Jasper
Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on October 25, 2020:
Nice guys are pushovers. Straight talkers win, without the crooked deals. It's wonderful if leaders are liked, but I will settle for a leader who eventually is appreciated for his work ethic and results!
Nell Rose from England on October 25, 2020:
To be honest, being English we just get to see what they show us. But saying that, I do think Trump will win again. Purely based on ten minutes of TV that I watched. Biden was moaning about the far right. Trump had a go at him and said, Far right? its the idiot far left that is causing the trouble! He says it like it is. So, even though he isn't very nice, he will win.
Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on October 24, 2020:
I am speculating (note my admission there!) that Trump has a lot of "silent majority voters" that can once again confound the pollsters. If the choice is "Landslide" or "Squeaker" I am choosing the lattter.
Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on October 24, 2020:
So you say, but Trump didn't win anything. Even Republican Rick Santorum expressed his disappointment with Trump by saying that Trump didn't bring out the things that he had actually done for the country as President, he just went on the attack against Biden. Santorum named a couple that even I had to agree that has been done during his administration. Even Santorum had to agree that all the charges against the Bidens had been investigated by a grand jury and Muller and nothing incriminating was found. So again you are barking up an empty tree. Throwing up a smoke screen.
The fact that Trump had taken a more subdued tone doesn't fool anybody. He again tried to interrupt Biden, and I don't see where his mike was cut off like the planners said it would be if he became disruptive like in the previous election. Trump had an opportunity to make a difference in his campaign, but again, his propensity to be an attack dog caused him to miss his target.
Rodric Anthony from Surprise, Arizona on October 24, 2020:
I enjoined this article. I watched the debate but had forgotten some of the things that you mentioned here. I did not think that anyone won the debate, but your perspective changed that for me.
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 24, 2020:
Demas while most carry disdain I carry pride. Our system is brutal. It brings out too much of the worst. But it also brings to the surface our best.
Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on October 23, 2020:
Thanks, John. Time will tell the eventual outcome, even though I suspect it is not as likely to happen by November 4th as it would normally be expected to happen. The problems inherent in verifying the validity of a massive amount of mail-in ballots such as the roughly 50 million which have already been mailed in, coupled with the last minute votes in Drop Boxes and at polling locations on November 3rd, are only added to by the courts allowing some jurisdictions to count ballots as much as two weeks late! Still, time will tell, and America will move on to a not too clearly defined future four years. (At Biden's advanced age, no one is considering he will occupy the presidency for another term, even if he survives a first one, and Trump is not eligible for a third term, nor would any candidate be eligible for one barring a change in our law prohibiting a third term.)
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 23, 2020:
Very interesting, Demas. Thanks for sharing.