Donald Trump was ill-tempered and dogged in the defense of his positions, while Hillary Clinton was the polished politician that we know she is without ever stepping outside of her comfort zone. Presidential hopefuls know that non-specific answers given while commanding the room, and the conversation, are the keys to winning a nationally televised debate.
With the media saturated with stories about the 2016 presidential election, it's hard to believe it's still 16 months away until we choose the next leader of this free nation. Candidates are scrambling to assemble their teams, create their messaging, and build their platforms — all out of key issues that are close to the hearts of the American people. So far, there have been myriad issues raised — from women's rights, to Iran, to the economy. Veterans and their families, however; the backbone, strength and protection of this nation, have taken a back burner in the national discussion.