Forget the words spoken in the final debate. The optics said it all. Hillary looked rational, thoughtful and relaxed. The ever scowling Donald looked like a B movie version of whatever evil dictator you care to mention.

Of course it didn’t help Mr. Trump either that his authoritarian pronouncements reinforced his off with their heads gaze.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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