Getting Over Yourself

September 23, 2016

If I were Hillary, I’d practice with the Saturday Night Live cast

Filed under: Observations — Barbara Rocha @ 11:59 am
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With the debates coming up in a couple of days, there’s a lot of speculation on how the candidates are preparing. The reports are that Trump is just going to let it fly as that’s how he’s most comfortable.

Have you given any thought to what it would be like to debate Donald Trump? My conclusion was that I’d hire someone from Saturday Night Live to practice with. They’re good at changing things up, being off the wall, being bigger than life. Because his method of communicating is to stir things up as much as possible and to throw people off balance. So, I don’t believe I’d take the usual road to preparing. Because Trump isn’t a usual candidate.



  1. The reason Trump will “let it fly” is that you can’t make an uninformed person into a knowledgeable one in the time before the debate. Your suggestion is good. Improv practice with comedians could help. She needs faster, simpler answers. Trump has rapid reaction time, but it can put him off-balance more quickly too.

    Comment by Invisible Mikey — September 23, 2016 @ 12:07 pm | Reply

    • Good point. Prep time would slow him down and interfere with his rhythm. His default rhythm is what keeps his audiences tuned in.

      Comment by Barbara Rocha — September 23, 2016 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

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