A WHOLE PAYLESS STORE FULL OF SHOES TO DROP

1. It’s Saturday, October 8, 2016. It’s 31 days until the election – unless we beg Barack Obama to stick around for a third term.

2. What amazes me is that there are people in this country who are surprised by the Trump tape.

If you didn’t think this, or worse, was (or is) out there, you have not been paying attention to this creep’s campaign.

What about the Miss Universe tweets, the Rosie O’Donnell comments, the Megyn Kelly comments, the leering comments about a 12-year-old Paris Hilton and his own daughter, and a slew of other crap didn’t predict that something like that tape was out there?

The revulsion among Republicans about this tape is almost laughable. They finally found the line that Trump crossed.

It talks to the sensibility of these people that it took blatant bragging about sexual assault and harassment to make them say, hey, maybe we should trust the world’s most powerful military and biggest economy to this 70-year-old with the mindset of a troubled adolescent.

A guy who says he can shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not lose supporters appears to be putting that idea to the test. Because it’s a safe bet that there’s at least one something else out there ready to add to the curriculum vitae of Donald J. Trump.

3. And yet, there’s a part of me that believes that the people who support Trump, the people with the “Deplorables for Trump” yard signs and the “Make America Great Again” hats and the “Hillary for Prison” bumper stickers, aren’t going to budge.

He’s been saying that we need to end political correctness in this country. (Now do you know why?) They agree. Let’s see how long they stick with him.

If those yard signs start coming down today, we’ll know he’s done for sure.

How will the Trump tape and, perhaps to a lesser extent, any of the revelations in the Podesta e-mails about Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street, affect tomorrow night’s debate?

Will there be a debate?

And how sorry should Democrats be that Tim Kaine didn’t go harder after Mike Pence in the vice presidential debate? Or is it enough that Pence’s denial of all the things Trump said adds to the other disqualifications he has to be president?

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