Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | The only thing Hillary can do at this point is call in sick or cede the election, because according to the Daily Mail the Clinton campaign is sweating! Not only are they calling on Mark Cuban to troll Trump in the Front row, “The Clinton campaign asked the Commission on Presidential Debates to give her a step stool so she wouldn’t look shorter than Donald Trump. Because Clinton stands nearly a foot shorter than Trump.
However there will be some tricky optical illusions in play because even though the commission turned down her STOOL request they are building a custom-built podium to minimize Trump’s height advantage. They could do this a few ways. And here is what to look for during the debate. They will either increase the height of Trumps podium or decrease the height of her’s so in TV shots the distance from the top of the podium to the candidates chin is equal. Thus creating the illusion of them being equal height. The only way to tell will be when the camera is at a FULL FRONT COVER shot. Even then if they minimize the use of that shot and only use split screens, left stage or stage right angle shots they will be able to control the perspective and always make the candidates appear the same height.
However, camera tricks will not mask a coughing fit or if she faints under the heat and stress of the lights on stage because there will be no commercial breaks for the whole 90-minute debate. Moreso Matt Drudge reported that, NBC Nightly News Debate moderator Lester Holt, cannot instruct cameramen to ‘cut away’ from the stage if Clinton finds herself physically compromised ‘and microphone audio for either of the candidates is not to be manipulated,’ -That doesn’t mean Hillary won’t muse her own mic if she begins coughing. I do it all the time. Just hit the switch on the side ofe the box. The bigger question is will they check her for an earpiece and will they minimize shots of her left side so to hide it from the public.
So we can only hope Trump turns up the heat and places Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers in the front row next to Mark Cuban… but that would probably kill her.