The consensus view in my earlier thread about what Trump would do tonight was that the President would declare a National Emergency tonight. That was wrong.
I listened to both sides and don’t believe I heard anything new…. Both made pitches to their core voters. Is it fair to say that when the night is over we are about where we were when the day began? Can anyone say that they learned anything new from either side last night?
I don’t think either party gained anything tonight. This remains a conflict of wills. Both sides are demanding the other capitulate, nobody is offering anything that even hints at a compromise.
By the weekend this will be the longest shutdown in US history. So, here’s my next question for a new speculation. Any ideas on when/how the shutdown ends. We got tonight wrong, maybe with practice we can get the next one right.