Trump got peo­ple to watch the de­bate

Baltimore Sun - - FROM PAGE ONE - H. Glen Miller

I saw the huge head­line, “De­bate brings bar­rage of at­tacks” (Sept. 27), in The Sun. I thought all net­works had the same feed be­cause the de­bate I watched sure was not the one your head­line reported.

I sus­pect the av­er­age per­son view­ing the de­bate could care less about de­bat­ing “style points,” fol­low up re­sponses, pompous glares, a per­son tak­ing a drink while the other speaks and sim­i­lar ac­tions of the peo­ple di­rectly in­volved. Or for that mat­ter, who won (with em­pha­sis on won). They prob­a­bly are not in­ter­ested in what a de­bate coach would say.

They did, how­ever, see two dif­fer­ent peo­ple in that de­bate. And for that, the pub­lic should thank Don­ald Trump and the first Repub­li­can pri­mary de­bate. Whether one likes or dis­likes Mr. Trump, that first de­bate sparked in­ter­est in the vot­ing process. Vot­ers can now see for them­selves and can make up their own minds with­out the “we-know-it all” anal­y­sis of TV com­men­ta­tors, editorial writers for news­pa­pers or what this panel or that panel thinks about the de­bate.

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