Monday evening was the first of three highly anticipated presidential debates of this election season. Perhaps one of the most viewed presidential debates in history, all of the time leading up to it had everyone wondering who would ultimately "win" the discussion. I believe that most predicted Hillary would be the winner, and she was indeed.
Regardless of your political stance, it is undeniable that Hillary handled the questions much better and carried herself with much more dignity than Trump did on that Hempstad stage.
Aside from the upperhand she began with by going into Monday night with years and years of experience in politics, Clinton also never lost her cool, kept her composure even when Trump was practically shoting in her ear, never became angry back at Trump for cutting her off or saying something offensive, and overall presented herself much better than her opponent did.
Clinton also won this debate simply for the fact that she answered all of the questions she was asked head on. Trump on the other hand, about half of the time floundered around on stage until he found some sort of half-answer or cop out that could appease Lester and the audience.
Hillary, throughout the night, was able to connect with her audience on a personal level, address and explain why the hesitations that some people may have about voting for her are not worth worrying about, and make the people of America believe that she cares for and will fight for them.
Obviously Hillary came into the debate much more equipped to win, something Trump tried to poke fun at her for, and Trump came in relying solely on whatever he could think to say, as long as he said something. He always needs to say something.