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Clinton Reassured Moderates But Didn't Inspire the Base

A day after the first Presidential Debate, here's my fundamental conclusion: Clinton may have reassured undecided moderate voters--especially suburban women and some remaining Republican moderates--that Trump is dangerous and she's the stable, safer choice (with a big assist from Trump's bombastic statements and ugly facial gestures.) But Clinton didn't do nearly enough to energize the base--particularly the parts of the "Obama Coalition" consisting of millenials, African-Americans, and Latinos--to ensure that they turn out for her in large enough numbers to guarantee a victory over Trump.
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