The Corner

More Upside Potential for Trump Than Clinton in Debate

Looking at it pretty simply but not, I think, incorrectly: Trump’s big problem is that too few Americans think he is qualified for the presidency, has the right temperament, etc., while Clinton’s big problem is that too few Americans think she is honest and trustworthy. She cannot do much to address her problem in a debate, and he can do a fair amount to address his. (It might help if Kellyanne Conway puts a shock collar on him.)

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.