DEBATABLE: No real consensus among Daytona Beach-Orlando-area citizens as to Clinton or Trump in the big debate

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- So who won the (not-do) great debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump? 

As expected, diehard party loyalists in the greater Daytona Bech-Orlando area said their candidate won the big presidential debate while many others were all over the board while others still were either undecided, couldn't decide or in one case said the candidate they didn't support won it.

Here's a Facebook sampling of the good, the bad and the ugly of the reaction among those jockeying for the favorite in response to Monday night's televised presidential debate broadcast on NBC with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt serving as moderator. 

So let's get right to it. Here are some ramblings of your fellow Americans:

Orlando Democrat Kathleen Voss Woolrich made her feelings known as to her support for her gal-pal Hillary after Monday's night's debate by repeating what Clinton had said in terms of preparation with a classic John Madden exclamation at the end: "Clinton: 'Yes, I prepared for this debate. You know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president.' Bam!"

Kathleen Voss Woolrich of Orlanmdo believes Hillary won the debate / Headlinew SurferOrlando Democrat Kathleen Voss Woolrich, shown here, made her feelings known as to her support for her gal-pal Hillary after Monday night's debate by repeating what Clinton had said in terms of preparation with a John Madden exclamation at the end:

"Clinton: 'Yes, I prepared for this debate. You know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president.' Bam!"

New Smyrna Beach Democrat Robert Clinton, who almost daily lets it be known his support for Hillary Clinton, asked sarcastically after the debate: "Is Trump on cocaine tonight? What is with all the sniffling, rambling and chugging water? I have yet to see Hillary take the first sip of water yet and Trump is on his third glass of water. Reminds me of No Show Rubio grasping for that bottle of water."

Oh, there were some Donald Trump supporters weighing in, too, like New Smyrna Beach firefighter Melissa Ignasiak Smith of New Smyrna Beach, who took aim at Clinton: "Wealthy will pay or it all and the poor will get a raise -- way to start it off Hillary. So she believes we should all make the same regardless of work ethic and responsibility. Ha Ha."

Jennifer Herbert, a Seminole County Democrat, took aim at Trump for a comment about Ford relocating some of its operations to Mexico: "Nope we aren't going anywhere! Fact check is a great thing."

Daytona Beach resident Teri McDaniel shared a friend's post that stated, "She destroyed Trump. And Trump destroyed himself." Then McDaniel gave her own assessment: "60 percent for Hillary."

Watching Monday night's debate was no day at the beach for Jerry Bass of Orlando, a Donald Trump supporter, who disgustedly agreed with what media critics were saying after the debate, himself bluntly conceding defeat for The Donald: "That piece of (expletive) Clinton won! Just being real!"

Jerry Bass of Orlando, a Trump supporter, conceded Clinton won the debate / Headline SurferWatching Monday night's debate was no day at the beach for Jerry Bass of Orlando, a Donald Trump supporter, shown here in this cool display pic from the World's Most Famous Beach® in Daytona,  who didsgustedly agreed with what media critics were saying after the debate, himself bluntly conceding defeat for The Donald:

"That piece of (expletive) Clinton won! Just being real!"

Mark Barker of Ormond Beach, retired Holly Hill police chief and frequent blogger of late, was eloquent in his summation of the (not-so-great) American debate: "I just can't do it. I cannot watch this one more minute. We're doomed."

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.