Anticipating what’s going to happen when Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet for the first time is like monitoring WrestleMania. It’s Batman against Superman all over again. Whatever you might describe it to be, September 26 will go down in history not only in terms of the United States presidency, but the entire world as it takes a glimpse of the next Most Powerful Man (or woman).
For the most part, debates are perfect venues for candidates – not only for the highest post in the land, but for all positions – to publicly air out their plans for their respective bureaucracy: from short term goals to preemptive milestones to immediate actions, these soon to be elected officials will be, for the lack of a better term, on the chopping block with the public as the butcher. It’s quite safe to say that if everything goes out as planned, a good exchange will make us choose the right leader.
The September 26 debate between Democratic Candidate Clinton and Republican standard bearer Trump will mark the 56th year after the first ever argument was televised. At that time, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon took the spotlight, with the latter winning the presidency. This was followed by Carter and Reagan in 1980 and between Al Gore and George W. Bush back in 2000. To say the least, it’s been a while since the world put everything on hold, switch on their TVs and watch as two of the most influential – and controversial – figures in modern day politics go head to head.
According to sources, Clinton is currently channeling her inner self by studying and “mastering every political detail and leaving nothing to chance.” Although she’s had her fair share of ups and downs, she’s all business and is planning not to leave a single stone unturned.
“I’m running against someone who will say or do anything. I don’t know which Donald Trump will show up,” she said in an interview. She has an ace in her team, though: Tony Schwartz, ghostwriter of Trump’s The Art of Deal was tapped to somewhat divulge the latter’s insecurities.
They are likewise studying 11 of Trump’s past Republican debates, but it with him being confident when it comes to the limelight, Clinton’s press secretary Brian Fallon admitted that that “makes him a formidable debate foe.”
Case in point: Trump seems to be lurking in the shadows with less that a peep considering that the contest is fast approaching. As a former reality TV icon in The Apprentice, the Republican is, as far as political analysts goes, a wild card. On the other side, the sometimes brash talking Trump is still behind the polls at 41% as opposed to Clinton’s 48%.
“I know how to handle Hillary,” he said.
Trump usually relies on his charm and charisma to make his point stand out. His tweets and mini rallies are just some of the examples why the other camp shouldn’t take it easy. Both are well equipped with the current standing of the US, and while each have their own vantage point on certain perspective, it will most likely go down the line come September 26th.