After last night, one simple truth is obvious to anyone with eyes and a functioning prefrontal cortex: Donald Trump’s ego is the greatest danger to his candidacy, and it always was.
Going into the debate last night, Hillary Clinton had one agenda item: knock Trump off his game. And she had one strategy for accomplishing that goal: attacking his wealth, his character, and his gaffes. She realized that Trump is strongest on offense, but has a pathological inability to ignore a slight – and so if she slighted him, he’d lose his mind. Since her entire campaign is built on the premise that Trump is unstable, proving that she could troll him into incoherence and mindless rage was imperative.