Washington: Republican debates were very entertaining till the time Donald Trump won the nomination war and beat Ted Cruz with huge margin. Now many people are expecting the real presidential debate between maverick Trump and seasoned politician and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
There are huge expectations from the debate and reports suggest that more than 100 million people will be watching the debate across the US that is expected to be fiery, to say the least. Around 35 percent people have said that the debate will help them to make a decision in supporting a particular candidate in the US presidential elections 2016.
This is a huge percentage of undecided voters and supporters and campaign managers of both the candidates will be praying for a knockout performance by their respective candidate. Donald Trump who used to ridicule his opponents in the Republican debates will find it hard to give the same treatment to a very seasoned debater Hillary Clinton who has huge experience at the top level for a long time.
In the meantime the managers of both the presidential candidates’ campaigns acknowledged the importance of Monday’s televised presidential debate, saying the event could shape the opinions of a large number of Americans who have yet to settle on their choice in what has been a bruising presidential election.
Both, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have been attacking each other directly and through proxies during more than a year of campaigning. Nonetheless this will be the first time when they will be face to face, on a stage in Hempstead, N.Y. the fact that one third of registered voters are still undecided has added the importance of the debate.
Clinton’s campaign is aware of the importance of the debate and its impact on her chances in the election. Robby Mook, Mrs. Clinton campain manager says, “In many ways, with this debate coming up, we’re just starting”. Its importance is also not lost on Trump’s campaign. “This will be the first time Americans have seen Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on the same stage, and they’re going to be able to make their choice based on what they see” says Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager.
How to watch:
When: 9 pm Eastern
Where: Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
TV: CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS, Univision, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, etc.
Online: A live stream will be available at debates.twitter.com.