Morning Must Reads for Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Good Tuesday morning from Salt Lake City. Today is the 277th day of the year. There are 95 days left in 2016.

The Great Debate is over, and it didn’t disappoint. Hillary Clinton was the clear winner on style and points, but did she connect with regular voters? We’ll see. The Utah gubernatorial debate was also feisty, but not enough blood was shed to change the election trajectory.

The clock:

  • 7 days to the 2nd Congressional District debate at the University of Utah (10/4/2016)
  • 7 days to the vice presidential debate at Longwood University (10/4/2016)
  • 12 days to the second presidential debate at Washington University (10/9/2016)
  • 13 days to the 4th Congressional District debate at Salt Lake Community College (10/10/2016)
  • 15 days to the U.S. Senate debate at Brigham Young University (10/12/2016)
  • 20 days to the 1st Congressional District debate at Weber State University (10/17/2016)
  • 22 days to the 3rd Congressional District debate at Utah Valley University (10/19/2016)
  • 22 days to the third presidential debate at UNLV (10/19/2016)
  • 42 days until the 2016 presidential election – (11/8/2016)
  • 118 days until the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (1/23/2017)
  • 163 days until the final day of the 2017 Utah Legislature – (3/9/2017)

Talking points forTuesday:

1-Mainstream media consensus declares Hillary Clinton the winner of the presidential debate (The Hill). 

2-Mike Weinholtz repeatedly digs Gov. Gary Herbert in gubernatorial debate, but Herbert holds his own (Utah Policy) (Deseret News) (Tribune).

3-Utah Policy poll shows most Utahns don’t agree that if Trump loses, election will be “rigged” (Utah Policy).

4-SL County Mayor Ben McAdams unveils collaborative plan to develop open areas of western Salt Lake County (Tribune) (Deseret News).

5-Five top zingers of the presidential debate (The Hill).

6-Trump starts the debate strong, but 11 minutes in he reverts to the angry Donald (Washington Post).

7-Sen. Mike Lee pens Daily Signal op-ed criticizing presidential monument designations (Utah Policy).

On this day in history:

  • 1290 – Earthquake in Gulf of Chihli, China reportedly kills 100,000.
  • 1540 – Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola, confirmed by Pope Paul III in Rome.
  • 1779 – John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain.
  • 1821 – Mexican Empire declares its independence. Mexican revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw.
  • 1908 – Henry Ford’s first Model T automobile leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.