It seems there will not be a Sanders/Trump debate after all. Tough guy Donald Trump is weaseling out of it.
Here’s my theory: Trump said on the Jimmy Kimmel show he’d debate Bernie Sanders. Then he said, less than 24 hours later, that it would be ‘inappropriate,’ which is a very big word. I believe he was being sincere when he was on the show. As sincere as Donald Trump ever is, anyway. In the sense that it sounded like a good idea, so he said sure.
So, somewhere between the program, and very shortly afterward, somebody talked to Donald Trump and said, no, don’t debate Bernie Sanders. So he said sure.
The question is no longer “Who is Donald Trump?,” but rather “Who is giving Donald Trump orders?” How’s that for a scary thought?
Meanwhile, in the real race which currently matters, the latest controversy over Hillary’s e-mails is still big news. We’ll see if, like all other news of Hillary, it just fades away after one news cycle, or if this is the crippling blow. I mean,it comes from the State Department, which she was the leader of, and they’re saying that what she was doing was neither routine nor allowed.
Here’s how I feel about that: 31,000 is a hell of a lot of e-mails to lose, especially since so many are likely to assume that you have something to hide, and it’s clear that whatever was in those e-mails was more damaging than allowing that perception would be. Who were they all to? Might it not be possible to retrieve some of those by examining (with proper subpoenas, of course) the e-mail histories of Monsanto, and Goldman Sachs, all her wealthy donors, lobbyists for private prisons, the Saudi king’s American accountant, and so on, and see if any of them have a few hundred e mails going back and forth at key dates.