ON THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: Len Lazarick, in his column for MarylandReporter.com, gives points to Hillary Clinton as “restrained,” adding that she “interacted with the town hall questioners,” while “Trump paced the stage, looming over her, and constantly sniffling and nose-breathing into the mic.”
In a column for MarylandReporter,.com, Professor Richard Vatz looks at last night’s town hall style presidential debate and gives the edge to Donald Trump. But Vatz plays down Trump’s 2005 hot mic discussion by calling it “offensively bragg(ing) of his sexual prowess and success with women, including married women, in vile language.”
John Fritze of the Sun writes that the two candidates did touch on big city problems like poverty and crime.
REACTION TO TRUMP VILE REMARKS: Several state Democratic candidates for Congress, at a joint appearance in Annapolis on Saturday, called on supporters to be “the antidote” to the Republican Party after the release of Donald Trump’s comments about women in a 2005 videotape, Phil Davis reports for the Capital and the Sun. Meanwhile, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh and Kathy Szeliga, both Republicans, have denounced Trump’s comments without calling for him to step down from the ticket. A spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan’s office said the videotaped remarks had not changed the governor’s position on Trump — Hogan said in June that he would not vote for him.