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Oops. I should have started this before the debate started.

Still, what's your take on the debate, on the candidates, on Lester Holt.

I'll start with Holt. He was incredibly arrogant to just come up with the questions on his own. There are so many organizations that would have helped him to do a bottom up approach to getting questions and themes from the people. Then, there his total absence of competence to moderate the debate. NBC totally failed. Or maybe they did it on purpose, planning to let the debate be a free-for-all, which would be what Trump would want. Failure is such an over-used excuse for what is so often intentional bad behavior.

Tom Brokaw may have nailed it, saying "Trump kept his constituency but didn't pull anyone across the line"

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Hillary was profoundly better at intellectual substance.

But Trump was not going for substance. He was aiming at pushing emotional buttons. The question is, did his act help him more than his oafish, truculent obnoxiousness hurt him?

Still, Trump did not seem happy when Hillary went after him. He seemed to be sulking like the spoiled little narcissist brat that the is. Hillary seemed to keep her cool.

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The whole thing stinks. Bernie should have been there instead of Hillary. A pox on the DNC for rigging the election and stealing the vote from the people.

Trump was sniffing a lot, enough so

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 


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