Who Won the First Presidential Debate?
By Cheryl Sullenger
Some said it was the most important 90 minutes of our time, but last night’s Presidential Debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton certainly did not live up to that billing, at least from a Pro-Life perspective.
In fact, the matter of abortion, the most crucial moral issue we face, was never mentioned despite social media blowing up with the #AskAboutAbortion hashtag.
That may be because abortion is a weakness in Hillary Clinton’s bid to be the first woman President of the United States, and the mainstream media, which tends to lean firmly to the left, doesn’t want Clinton’s moral weakness displayed.
Her partnership with Planned Parenthood, the largest supplier of abortions in the country, and her radical support for unrestricted abortion put her on the leftist fringe – far from the position of most Americans who are either pro-life, or are uncomfortable with various aspects of abortion, including tax funding and late-term abortions.
At few times during the 90 minute commercial-free debate, Clinton nevertheless revealed her insensitivity to matters related to Life issues.
At one point, during a discussion of racial unrest in America, Clinton stated, “Every life matters,” and “One murder is too many.”
Yet Clinton has nothing but love for her friends at Planned Parenthood who murder through abortion over 300,000 lives each year — a staggering loss of life. Despite her words, those lives simply do not matter to Clinton.
“The ‘gun epidemic’ is killing more African-Americans than anything else,” Clinton said. I wondered where moderator Lester Holt was to “fact-check” that whopper.
In reality, abortion takes more African-American lives than all other annual causes of death combined! If Clinton really cared about “every life,” or about the true leading cause of death among African-Americans, she would sever ties with Planned Parenthood and work to shut down every abortion facility in the U.S.
But we all know that is not going to happen. Clinton is joined at the hip with the Abortion Cartel and will do all she can to support, promote, and expand abortion in America if she is elected.
A Clinton Presidency will be a Planned Parenthood Presidency, and that potential tragedy is something that is certainly worthy of debate.
With two more Trump-Clinton showdowns on the docket, we can only hope that someone will finally #AskAboutAbortion so that Clinton’s radical baby-killing agenda can be exposed to the American people.
So who won the debate? If you listen to the main stream media, Hillary Clinton won. Hands down. But when various news organizations polled their viewers, the people said something quite different.
The Drudge Report, a conservative news source, showed that among their readers, nearly 82% said Trump won while about 18% said Clinton won.
Time Magazine, a more liberal news publication, showed that among their readers, 53% thought Trump won while 47% thought Clinton won.
The most surprising result may have come from the CNBC poll. NBC news affiliates are decidedly liberal. Of CNBC’s viewers that responded to their online poll, 65% said Trump won the debate while 35% said Clinton won.
In fact, #TrumpWon was the number one trending hashtag on Twitter as of this writing.
Those polls are not scientific, but do measure the immediate reaction of those who visit those websites. So maybe Clinton did not win the night after all.
This tells us two things. First, we cannot necessarily depend on the mainstream media to analyze news for us.
Secondly, it tells us that the majority of the American people may actually understand that a Clinton presidency would be a disaster for America – with or without a discussion on abortion, which would surely cost her in the polls.
If that reaction is true, then that is good news for our nation and for the babies that will be more at risk than ever under a Clinton/Planned Parenthood administration.