Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Republicans always lose elections, because they always fall into the same trap of taking advice from the MSM about “acting presidential” – otherwise known as “let our incredibly vulnerable Democratic candidate with a terrible track record off the hook.”
Trump could have finished off Hillary and Lester Holt with a couple of one liners like :
Lester, I also questioned Ted Cruz citizenship. Do you believe Canada is a race, and the US Constitutional requirements for presidency are racist?
Secretary Clinton, you just called tens of millions of amazing American women whom you have never met “deplorable, irredeemable racists” …. and you are attacking me over comments about two specific women?
Instead he pulled a Romney and came to the debate unprepared for the obvious coordinated ambush between the moderator and the Democrat. Just like 2012. Trump should have seen it coming from a mile away.
People like winners, and the only thing they remember is who gave the beating, and who took it. Republicans have got to stop listening the MSM. They fall for the same trick every four years. Trump has two more debates to come out swinging and crush Hillary, which is his natural instinct.