Although many media outlets say that Hillary Clinton won the first 2016 presidential debate, voters seem to have thought differently.
The first poll numbers after the debate are in, and Trump is now officially in the lead in North Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio and Iowa. Not only are these key battleground states, but they are all states President Barack Obama won in his first presidential election.
By winning theses states, there is no way for Hillary Clinton to win in the Electoral College.
VP candidate Mike Pence reminded voters in USA Today that Trump claims he is ready to fix the mess caused by Obama by governing like President Ronald Regan:
By electing Donald Trump, the American people have the opportunity to choose a bold leader. In a political world often reserved for talkers, Donald Trump is a doer. I’ve come to know the man who invited me to join him on the Republican ticket as thoughtful, compassionate and steady. Above all, I know he is ready to lead the United States as our next president and commander in chief.
Hillary Clinton’s candidacy embodies the status quo and the failed policies of Washington, D.C. With her we will get more of the same: more taxes, more spending, more regulation and more government.
As Donald Trump and I crisscross the country, it has become clear to me that there is a movement building. This movement reminds me of the one built by a leader whom we now regard as one of our nation’s greatest presidents.
In 1980, Ronald Reagan was regarded by the Washington political establishment as little more than a cowboy or a celebrity who entered politics late in life. He even made some Republicans uneasy. Along the way, people heard his vision of a renewed America. Americans from all walks of life flocked to a man who was so clearly unbound by Washington niceties and political correctness.
Ronald Reagan spoke the truth in 1980 to the American people, just as Donald Trump has in 2016.